The Federal Government have been adviced by The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to review the recent increase in fuel price.
Yola Zonal Coordinator of the Union, Mr Augustine Ndaghu, gave this advice on Monday during a press conference in Yola.
Ndaghu said.“This is not the right time for government to declare the fuel pump price increase because people are currently struggling to survive the COVID-19 economic meltdown,”
He also added that it was government’s inaction to recognise and implement various agreements signed between the two that led to the shutdown of the public universities in the country.
“Federal Government continue to ignore the outstanding issues in the FG/ASUU Memorandum of Action of Feb. 7, 2019.
“Government refused to take action on several letters written by the union, again government abandoned the path of dialogue on IPPIS since 2013,” he said.
He lamented the coercion of their members into IPPIS with no recourse to the peculiarities of the Nigerian university system.
Ndaghu called on parents and students to understand the current position and action which was meant to salvage the Nigerian university system.
“Our stand is to salvage our universities from the current fate of the Nigerian public primary and secondary schools,”