ASUU Advocates Social Security Scheme For Unemployed, Marginalized

asuu-logoA social security scheme for the unemployed and marginalized in Nigeria has been advocated by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).

Rising from its National Executive Council (NEC) meeting at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, ASUU noted that if all avenues of corruption and mindless looting in Nigeria are plugged, the country will be able to implement a social security programme to develop human capital.

In a communique signed by ASUU president, Dr Nasir Fagge, the association picked holes in the FG’s acclaimed battle against corruption which it noted is being fought “half-heartedly with ridiculous outcomes”.

ASUU NEC noted that it was unimaginable, the judicial decision on the case of pension thief, John Yakubu saying, “It is unimaginable that this culprit could be allowed to pay a fine of N750,000 after embezzling about N23billion and left off the hook. Yet, the leadership of this country would want us to take it serious on its orchestrated crusade against corruption”.

ASUU also decried the quality and integrity of River State University of Technology, where it said students who were not properly taught were forced to write examinations in a most bizarre manner by the authorities.