ASUU to embark on strike over threat by the federal government to stop payment of lecturers salary,

Academic Staff Union of Universities -ASUU has threatened to embark on strike if the Accountant General of the Federation stops salaries of lecturers this January.

The association claimed the federal government had noted that it would stop the salaries of the lecturers for failing to enroll for the Integrated Personnel and Payroll System -IPPIS.

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ASUU said that a circular from the office of the Accountant General of the Federation was sent to all public universities last week with information to with-hold January salary of lecturers who refused to enroll in the IPPIS platform. But ASUU stated that its congress members had resolved to activate no pay any work as soon as the government stopped its members’ salaries.

The Chairman University of Ibadan Chapter of ASUU, Professor Deji Omole while reacting to the development in Ibadan maintained that the union was ready to pursue her stand on autonomy and infringement on the federal government -ASUU agreement which IPPIS would erode.

Omole stated it was unfortunate that even the President could not be trusted after assuring the Union to look into the matter and set-up committee to harmonise University Transparency and Accountability Solutions – UTAS and IPPIS tabled before him at the last meeting.

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