The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Sunday accused the federal government of promoting fake news over claims that it had enrolled over 39,000 lecturers on the Integrated Personnel Payroll and Information System (IPPIS).
ASUU, while speaking through the University of Ibadan Chairman of the union, Professor Deji Omole declared that the said claim by the federal government was,” fraudulent and fictitious” and that the government should stop fooling itself.
Professor Omole stated further that ASUU recorded “over 90 percent compliance from her highly focused, dedicated and loyal members” and that it was also ” laughable that a government agency could go on air that it discovered 100 fake professors in Nigerian universities when it still needed verification of the names from university administrations.”
Lamenting that “a government run on deceit and falsehood is an enemy of growth and development”, ASUU advised the federal government “to stop breaking the law in the name of fighting corruption and offer to help government in anti-corruption fight without breaking the law.
He said, “University Lecturers are different from university workers which the government claims it enrolled”, ASUU then congratulated the first lady, Aisha Buhari on the graduation of her daughter from a foreign university with First Class. Omole asked the first lady to use “the other room strategy” to make her family give Nigerian children the kind of education her daughter enjoyed abroad.