ASUU makes fresh demands over unremitted funds

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The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Thursday asked the Accountant General of the Federation (AGF) Ahmed Idris to resign for alleged gross incompetence.

ASUU in a joint statement issued by the Ibadan zonal coordinator of the union, Dr Ade Adejumo and university of Ibadan chairman, Professor Ayo Akinwole, said the failure of the Accountant General ofv the Federation to remit deductions of university workers’ salaries for the month of January three weeks after payment of their salaries, was a deliberate plan to make university staff suffer.

“The AGF should resign with immediate effect for gross incompetence and abuse of office for his failure to release all the deductions from university workers’ salaries for the month of January. All deductions, including cooperatives, levies, bank loans and check-off are still being withheld 3 weeks after the payment of January salaries,” it said.

ASUU said, “This wicked action by the office of the AGF has created an undue hardship on the workers who are involved in the cooperative societies and other schemes through direct deductions from their salaries.”

“We demand immediate release of the seized fund with interests and the resignation of the AGF. There is urgent need to overhaul and refocus the office of the accountant general to be able to serve the nation better than it is currently doing.”

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