- The Academic Staff Union of Universities has again emphasised its position on enrolment in the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System
- Buhari had said that any federal worker who refuses to be on the platform would not get October salary
- The group, however, described the scheme as a scam and threat to national security
Despite the intervention by the National Assembly over the noise generated by Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS), the leadership of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has restated its refusal to join the scheme.
Premium Times reports that the members of the union led by its national president, Biodun Ogunyemi, told the lawmakers that they would not accept the IPPIS.
Legit.ng gathered that President Muhammadu Buhari recently issued a directive for the implementation of the IPPIS for the payment of salaries of all federal government workers.
The president had said that any worker not on the platform would not receive salary with effect from October 31.
The leadership of the ASUU, however, vowed that it would automatically go on strike in November if the government carries out its threat to withhold members' October salary for refusing to enroll in the new payment system.
Addressing the Senate president, Ahmad Lawan, ASUU's president described IPPIS as a scam and threat to national security, adding that the payment system violates university autonomy.
“The IPPIS is not a home-grown initiative, rather it is a prescription of the World Bank, which ultimate consequence is to create anarchy and therefore, re.tard the growth and development of Nigeria,” he said.
Ogunyemi noted that contrary to the law expressly backing the governing councils of each federal university to exercise full control over the finances of the universities, IPPIS “lacks constitutional backing; neither is it supported by any Act of the National Assembly.”
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the Ibadan chapter of ASUU said on Sunday, October 27, said it would embark on strike if the federal government fails to pay up salaries of its members by the end of October.
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