Sowore Omoyele, Activist and Publisher of media outfit, Sahara Reporters, has called on students to take to the streets to protest against the Federal Government, for failing to bring an end to this ASUU strike which has lingered for over eight months now. (Read Here)
Sowore Omoyele, who is the leader of the #RevolutionNow Movement, said this in a tweet yesterday.
The activist said he would also take part in the protests once the students have made up their minds.
“#EndAsuustrike. Let the students languishing at home organise a mass protest to force the Muhammadu Buhari regime to end the destiny destroying strike, I will join, they’ve got nothing to lose! The reason they don’t care is because their kids don’t go to school in Nigeria! #RevolutionNow.”
ASUU and the Federal Government have been at loggerheads over the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS), a platform which the Federal Government said all lecturers must be registered on or they would not be paid salary.
However, ASUU opposed the introduction of IPPIS as the payment platform, claiming that it did not take care of their peculiarities and insisted that they would rather use the University Transparency and Accountability Solution (UTAS).
Recall, ASUU embarked on an indefinite strike in March 2020, following the non-implementation of agreements and resolutions reached in 2009 and subsequent Memoranda Of Understanding signed in 2013 and 2017. This disagreement between both parties led to the closure of all Federal government owned universities for the last eight months.
ASUU opposed the adoption of the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS), but presented its University Transparency and Accountability Solution (UTAS) as an alternative.
Since then, the Federal government of Nigeria and ASUU have held several discussions on the issues around this destiny-destroying-strike, but no substantial agreement has been reached yet.