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Strike: ASUU should be scrapped – El-Rufai’s son

Bashir El-Rufai, a son of the Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai has called for the scrapping of the Academic Staff Union of Universities...


Bashir El-Rufai, a son of the Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai has called for the scrapping of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU.

 

Bashir, who called ASUU a “useless union,” said the body should be replaced with educators who care about the welfare of students.

 

He made the comments in a tweet on Monday.

 

Bashir wrote: “ASUU is a very useless union.

 

“They should be scrapped & replaced with educators that actually give a damn about students and how that translates to the future of this country.”

 

Bashir’s post is coming on the heels of ASUU’s extension of its over six months strike.

 

ASUU commenced strike action on February 14th, 2022 to protest disagreements with the federal government.

 

Since February, the body had extended the strike twice.

 

ASUU has been at loggerheads with the government over its alleged refusal to meet an agreement signed in 2009.

 

The body is also aggrieved with the government over the mode of paying lecturers.

 

While ASUU insists on being paid with its self-created UTAS, the government insists on enrolling the union on the civil service used IPPIS. 

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