HomeNewsASUU faults Minister's comment...

ASUU faults Minister’s comment against UDUS Lecturers


From Tunde Omolehin, Sokoto

The Academic Staff Union of Universities, Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto, Chapter, has dismissed the claims by the Minister for Labour and Productivity, Dr. Chris Ngige, that its medical lecturers have jettisoned the ongoing strike action and resumed back to work.

Speaking at a press conference held in Sokoto, its Branch Chairman, M. N. Almustapha, said the Minister’s utterance was an attempt to divide the union through creating an unsavory relationship between the medical lecturers and other members of the union.

Almustapha, while recalling an interview granted to Arise TV by Ngige on July 14, said the minister “misinformed Nigerians about the actual state of the ASUU-FGN reconciliation efforts”.

In the interview, Almustapha quoted the Minister to have said thus: “So today, they have written, their Vice Chancellor has approved that they are at work.

“The labour controllers in those states have also confirmed that they are at work and I have advised the finance minister and they are processing their payments.

“Sokoto has graduated their medical students, they are reasonable people, they have tested the strike, and saw that it produces no result, yes they did it the last time.”

But ASUU chairman, however, described the minister’s statement as “a political and moral insensitivity of Dr. Ngige through inhumane concoction of lies against ASUU, UDUS.”

He said the entire members of the ASUU-UDUS branch, including the College of Health Sciences were “fully on a total and comprehensive strike” which commenced on February 14, 2022, and had never had the intention of calling it off until the Federal Government “wakes up to its responsibilities”.

“Contrary to the claims of Dr. Ngige, there is no letter written by the Vice Chancellor of Usman Danfodiyo University Sokoto or any his representatives depicting that medical lectures are not on strike to any agency of government from UDUS.

“The university has not graduated any student since the commencement of the strike action in February 2022,” Almustapha added.

The Union leader alleged how the Minister has been misinforming President Muhammadu Buhari about the industry action embarked by its members.

He however called on the Federal Government to as a matter of urgency, take necessary action and call “the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, to order “before his lies plunge Nigeria into serious crisis”.

 

- A word from our sponsors -

spot_img

Most Popular

More from Author

Fulani group condemns incessant killings across Nigeria – VELOXNEWS

A Fulani group, Association of Matasan Fulani of Nigeria (AMFON)...

Gov Bello tasks Muslim faithful to preach peace, unity of Nigeria – VELOXNEWS

Gov. Yahaya Bello of Kogi on Sunday tasked the Muslim...

284 indigenous companies applied for Delta-2 Project

From Charity Nwakaudu, AbujaThe Federal Government has said that not...

We are not employers of university lecturers, NAPTAN tells FG – VELOXNEWS

By Gabriel Dike and Fred Ezeh, AbujaThe National Parent Teacher...

- A word from our sponsors -

spot_img

Read Now

Fulani group condemns incessant killings across Nigeria – VELOXNEWS

A Fulani group, Association of Matasan Fulani of Nigeria (AMFON) on Sunday condemned the incessant killings being perpetrated by some criminal elements across the country. Comrade Aliyu Ibrahim-Shaibu, the AMFON Secretary-General, made the condemnation while addressing newsmen shortly after the association’s meeting in support of the APC...

Gov Bello tasks Muslim faithful to preach peace, unity of Nigeria – VELOXNEWS

Gov. Yahaya Bello of Kogi on Sunday tasked the Muslim faithful on preaching peace and unity among followers for the stability and development of Nigeria. The governor made the appeal during the Kogi Council of Ulamah 1444 Hijrah Celebration and Foundation Laying of its Guest Inn at...

284 indigenous companies applied for Delta-2 Project

From Charity Nwakaudu, AbujaThe Federal Government has said that not less than 284 Nigeria companies have indicated interest to take part in the Delta-2 project, following the public call for proposal submission in May 18,2022.The Chairman of the Presidential Implementation Committee of Transfer of Technology between...

We are not employers of university lecturers, NAPTAN tells FG – VELOXNEWS

By Gabriel Dike and Fred Ezeh, AbujaThe National Parent Teacher Association of Nigeria (NAPTAN) yesterday told the Federal Government that the body is not employer of embers of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) in public universities.Responding to government plead for parents to beg ASUU...

Lack of investment in youths responsible for society’s failure

From TONY JOHN, Port HarcourtGubernatorial candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) in the 2023 general elections in Rivers State, Senator Magnus Abe, has identified lack of investment in youths as the bane of failure in the society.  Speaking in Port Harcourt at the formal declaration by...

Team Nigeria emerge 3rd overall best – VELOXNEWS

Nigeria on Sunday emerged as the third overall best team at the just concluded 19th Union of African Karate Federations (UFAK) Western African Championships in Guogaduoguo, Burkina Faso.The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Karate Federation of Nigeria (KFN) karatekas  participated only in the...

WAEC to release May/June 2022 WASSCE results to tomorrow  – VELOXNEWS

By Gabriel DikeThe West African Examinations Council (WAEC) will tomorrow (Monday) release the results of May/June 2022 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).The school examination was taken by 1, 607, 985 school candidates in 20,221 schools nationwide and in three countries.WAEC acting Head of Public...

Police partner NGO to train personnel on drug prevention, treatment – VELOXNEWS

The Nigeria Police has partnered an NGO, the Drug Salvation Foundation (DSF) to train 30 of its officers on Drug Prevention, Treatment, and Care (DPTC).A statement by the Force Public Relations Officer, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi on Sunday in Abuja,  said that participants at the training were drawn from different Departments,...

Jaiz Bank profit increases by 27.6% in six months – VELOXNEWS

Jaiz Bank Plc has announced its unaudited results for the six months ended June 30, 2022 with a Profit After Tax (PAT) of N2.54 billion.The company said this in a statement on Sunday in Lagos.The PAT represented an increase of 27.6 per cent when compared with...

NIRSAL Microfinance Bank unveils new facility for MSMEs – VELOXNEWS

From Uche Usim, AbujaIn an effort to boost the productivity of Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs), NIRSAL Microfinance Bank (NMFB) has unveiled a loan facility for players in this space.The initiative, aside from ensuring affordable credit facilities to MSMEs, seeks to assist salary earners cater...

NIDCOM debunks Aminu claim over non-engagement   – VELOXNEWS

From Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, AbujaManagement of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), has debunked claims by  former Mayor of London Borough of Lambeth, Adedamola  Aminu, in an interview with The Sun that the Commission has not been forthcoming despite attempt to  engage with it.According to a statement by Head...

Nigeria promotion of media freedom, others, attracting int’l attention

From Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, AbujaPresident Muhammadu Buhari noted that Nigeria is attracting positive international attention as a country that promotes media freedom and freedom of expression, recognizing the critical roles that information literacy and media education play in sustainable development.This is even as he has pledged full...