Asuu strike: Bauchi Zone-we blame Adamu Adamu…

The Bauchi zone of ASUU are blaming the Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu for the prolonged strike embarked upon by the Academic Staff of Universities (ASUU). The union made its position today through a press conference held at the ASUU Secteriat University of Jos.

The statement was read by the Bauchi Zonal coordinator in the company of other Chairpersons in the zone. The Zonal coordinator says:

the statement reads…

For the same Adamu Adamu to now lead his colleagues, the other ministers,
to misrepresent facts and mislead the good people of Nigeria against ASUU
is rather unfortunate. It is the highest level of unpatriotic disservice a
minister would do to his nation, particularly a sector like Education which is
the backbone of the development of any country. If this is the way to end
the ASUU strike, ASUU-Bauchi Zone is taking exception to it and assuring
Adamu Adamu that he is wrong; he has rather succeeded in undermining the
future of Nigerian youths and Nigeria. If it would take him six (6) months to
only come up with this deceit as a solution to the strike

We want you, Gentlemen of the Press and the general public, to know that
the Federal Government through Adamu Adamu did NOT approach ASUU
with any reasonable and acceptable solutions to the issues in contention that
led to the current strike; the miserable and insulting award of the
government were appropriately and squarely rejected by the Union. So the
claim of the minister that ASUU has accepted the offers from Government
was a blatant lie aimed at scuttling what the Prof Nimi Briggs’
Committee put to resolve the matter, thereby undermining the
sincererity of the Committee in resolving the issues. That we gave him the
condition of payment of our withheld salaries before the strike would be
called off was, also, another cynical falsehood. It is worthy to note that the
same Adamu Adamu has spent most of his tenure in office shuttling between
Nigeria and europe on medical tourism over his health and at the same time
collecting his salary for those periods that he has been away from work. Is
that not hypocrisy unbecoming of a serving minister to turn round and accuse
ASUU of not working during strike despite the research and community
service for which we are currently engaged in while on strike, which are the
core mandates of the terms of our engagemnet ? Asuu added

The Union also accused Malam Adamu Adamu for lack of competency to handled issues in the ministry among which is the Appointment of Tedfund secretary and other Vice- Chancellor outside the scope of the laws, the statement explains:

Some demonstrations of the lapses on the side of the Minister were clear
when he unilaterally appointed and signed a letter of a substantive
appointment of the Vice Chancellor to a University, Federal University,
Dutsinma, in violation of the laws of that University. The same attempt was
resisted by ASUU in UNIPORT; in an alleged violation of the TETFund Act,
the Minister profiled and saw to the allged illegal appointment of the
present TETFund Executive Secretary, Mr Sonny Echono; in violation of the
extant laws of all Federal Universities, Adamu Adamu allowed the
implementation of IPPIS in these Universities; inability to send Presidential
Visitation Panels to Universities as at when due, as provided by the law. Is it
not shameful that the minister will allow ASUU to go strike only to force him
to send Visitation Panels to Federal Universities as required by law to check
how the Universities are administered for a Government that claims to be
fighting corruption? And the issues are still counting…
The last straw in the minister’s demonstration of incompetence was clearly
shown in his Thursday 18th August, 2022 Press Briefing that came with
falsehood and two important contradictions

Recall the last time Asuu came out with such allegations was on the former Accountant General of the federation and that led to EFCC investigations, the coming days will speak for Malam Adamu .

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Asuu strike: Bauchi Zone-we blame Adamu Adamu…

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