The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Calabar Zone, has fired against unacceptable utterances by some government officials, saying it has contributed to the delay to reconcile with the Federal Government.
ASUU Zonal Coordinator, Dr Aniekan Brown said in a conference meeting that bad speeches made by higher ranked government officials was responsible for the nonchalant attitude of the federal government towards meeting with their demands.
He also include the speech made by the Minister of Education asking the ASUU member to join farming and place that as a disheartening speech by a minister.
“He callously stated that any of our members who did not want his job should resign for others who are eager for the job. He was also reported to have quoted non-existent figures concerning
our members enrollment on IPPIS.
“Such expressions are improper of someone employed to manage the education sector in our country, and insulting on the sensibilities of our members. The best said is for Junior Minister to apologize to our members and Nigerians.
The union further explained that instead of the government officials to tell the government the main issues, they were trying to divert government attention from the issues at hand, adding that it was the government’s intention to continue to shut the down universities in the country.