The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) on Friday declared that the demand for BVN by the office of the Accountant General of the Federation for payment of their salaries is an orchestrated fraudulent path.
ASUU, in its May Day release issued in Ibadan, described the request by the office of the Accountant-General of the Federation that lecturers who have been denied their salaries should submit their Biometric Verification Number (BVN) to effect the payment as an act of illegality.
In the May Day release issued in Ibadan by the ASUU chairman, University of Ibadan, Prof. Ayo Akinwole, entitled, “This Mountain Shall be Removed,” the union said it was unfortunate that the office of the AGF could disregarded the order of President Muhammadu Buhari to pay all striking lecturers by April 24, 2020.
“Demanding for BVN for payment is an orchestrated fraudulent path. Section 1.6 of the CBN Regulatory Framework for BVN shows clearly those who are entitled to request for BVN and defines the procedure for obtaining it. Such eligible entities may have been access to BVN after obtaining a valid court order and subject to approval of the CBN.
“The Accountant General of the Federation is neither eligible nor has he obtained a valid court order or approval from the CBN. This is another case of illegality. A BVN is very private instrument and should not be put in public space.”No tags for this post.