The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has tabled new requests before the federal government as the union’s strike enters the eighth month.
The lecturers have been at home over the controversy on the use of the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS), government’s failure to release revitalization funds for the universities, among others.
However, the Akure branch of the union in a new statement reported by Nigerian Tribune is asking the federal government to put in place two major things to make the nation’s education and health sectors better.
First, the union called for a ban on public office holders from sending their children/wards to study in tertiary institutions abroad. Second, the union also called on the federal government to compel members of the ruling class and their dependants from seeking medical intervention abroad.
This was contained in a statement issued and signed by the zonal coordinator, Prof Olu Olufayo and the Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA) ASUU branch chairman, Dr Olayinka Awopetu. The lecturers said that the two steps if taken would help to rebuild the nation’s educational and health sectors.