ASUU tackles FG over non-remittance of N5bn


By Ola Ajayi

Ibadan—FRESH crisis is brewing between the Federal government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, over alleged  non-remittance of Union Check-Off Dues and Cooperative deductions totalling over N5billion.

President Muhammadu Buhari and ASUU President, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi

This indication emerged after the National Executive Council, NEC, meeting held last week in Abuja.

The NEC of the academic union had set up committee to advise it on the request by university administrators for Tax Identification Number (TIN) from Union branches and Non-remittance of check-off dues and cooperative deductions.

Speaking with newsmen on the issue, the Chairman, ASUU University of Ibadan, Dr Deji Omole said over N300 million of check-off dues and Cooperative monies of University of Ibadan academic staff are currently trapped making it difficult for those in need to…

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