The Muslim Students’ Society of Nigeria (MSSN), Lagos State Area Unit, has urged the federal government and the Academic Staff Union of University, ASUU, to reach a consensus on the controversy surrounding the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS).
Amir (President) of the society, Miftahudeen Thanni, said it would be unfair to allow the impasse to affect the resumption of millions of Nigerian students at the end of the coronavirus lockdown.
Thanni, who recently took over as the President of the faith-based students’ body, was answering questions from at a press conference by MSSN to address some national issues which took place at the Bagauda Kaltho Press Center at the Secretariat, Alausa, Ikeja, on Tuesday.
“The controversy is saddening and weakens the hope in the reformation of the education sector,” he said.
He further decried the poor funding of education in the country, saying it is having negative effect on output across all levels.
“The government must understand that massive investment in education is a guarantee for achievements in economic development and the well-being of their citizens.”
Speaking on the killings in Southern Kaduna, Thanni called on the government to check whoever is perpetrating the evil and put an end to it.
According to him, one of the primary responsibilities of government is to secure the lives and property of the citizens.
“Security is key, so because of this we still implore the government to do the needful, government is trying but they have not done their best, if they can do better i think this will be a forgotten issue.
“I also want to implore citizens and indigenes of Kaduna state especially Southern Kaduna in particular to sue for peace, to embrace peace at all time, not only by speech but by all their activities.
“They should exhibit peace at all time with each other, they should be tolerant at all time”, adding that if they can do all this, there will be an enduring peace in Kaduna at all time.”
The Amir used the occasion to present members of the new exco of the organization, promising that the new exco “will be prioritising human capital development, collaboration, and maintain a cordial relationship with society and governmental agencies.”