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ASUU Tackles FG, Accuses It Of Corruption After EFCC Arrests AGF Ahmed Idris

ASUU Emmanuel Osodeke
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The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has reacted to the recent arrest of the Accountant-General of the Federation, Ahmed Idris by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

ASUU in a reaction by its National President, Professor Emmanuel Osodeke said the arrest of Idris over an allegation of N80 billion fraud has shown that the federal government is only deceiving Nigerians by claiming to be fighting corruption.

He added that the submission by the government that it is using the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS) to control corruption has been exposed to be a total lie.

Osodeke urged the Muhammadu Buhari government to discard the IPPIS system and ensure the case of Idris is pursued to a logical conclusion and findings made public.

The ASUU President said: “Corrupt people deserve punishment in line with this administration’s vision.”

He added that: “We’ve said it over and over again that IPPIS is a fraud. We’ve also said that the Accountant-General office is a fraud, and they’re just using IPPIS to relocate all the fraud activities to one center which is the Accountant-General Office and we have been vindicated. That is our position.

“This IPPIS, I can tell you as we speak, that many of our members have not been paid for 13 months, 8 months, 9 months but they are telling the government that they are using it to control corruption.”

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