Omoyele Sowore Urges students to protest over ASUU Strike

Human right Activist and Publisher of Sahara Reporters, Omoyele Sowore, has called on students to take to the streets to protest against the Federal Government for failing to bring an end to the ( ASUU Strike ) embarked on by the Academic Staff Union of Universities for over eight months now.

GoldenNewsNg gathered that Omoyele Sowore, who is the leader of the #RevolutionNow Movement, said this in a tweet on Tuesday.

The activist said he would also take part in the protests once the students have made up their minds on how the protest would go.

He tweeted, “#EndAsuustrike. Let the students languishing at home organise a mass protest to force the Muhammadu Buhari regime to end the destiny destroying strike, I will join, they’ve got nothing to lose! The reason they don’t care is because their kids don’t go to school in Nigeria! #RevolutionNow.”

ASUU and the Federal Government have been at loggerheads over the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System, a platform which the Federal Government said all lecturers must be registered on or their salary would not be paid.

However, ASUU opposed the introduction of IPPIS as the payment platform, saying that it did not take care of their peculiarities and insisted that they would instead go with the University Transparency and Accountability Solution.

The disagreement between the government and ASUU has led to the closure of all government universities for the last eight months, putting the students in all Federal Universities at home waiting and hoping for an agreement to be reached.

 

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