The Academic Staff Union of Nigerian Universities (ASUU) of UI branch has said the federal government is the biggest producer of fake news.
The union said that to disclaim what federal government said about enrolling 39,000 lecturers in the Integrated Personnel Payroll and Information System. ASUU also said its stand against the system is based on law and the protection of its members’ rights and privileges The Academic Staff Union of Nigerian Universities (ASUU), University of Ibadan (UI) chapter has said that the federal government is the greatest promoter of fake news following its claim that it has signed up 39,000 lecturers on the Integrated Personnel Payroll and Information System (IPPIS).
ASUU said the claim is not only fraudulent but a figment of the imagination, telling the government to desist from fooling itself, Daily Trust reports. This was made known by the ASUU chairman of UI, Professor Deji Omole, who added that the union has had the backing of 90% of its members over its stance on the controversial IPPIS. Niger state reveals its position on payment of pension to ex-governors Omole also said it is a thing of comedy for the federal government to say it uncovered 100 fake professors in Nigerian institutions when it still wanted verification of their names from university administrations.
The union asked the government to stop going against the law in the bid to fight corruption, saying it could help in that regard in a law-abiding manner. According to ASUU, its opposition against the payroll system is based on law and in the protection of its members’ rights, saying allegation that it supports corruption is untrue.
"The government is now specialist in fake news enrolling fictitious lecturers. Our members stand with their Union. We are fighting a just cause and we have won government. Their desperation stinks and their lawlessness is legion,” it said.