- ASUU has said that none of its members would take part in the on-going enrolment in IPPIS
- FG had mandated all the members of the union to be enrolled in the scheme
- The union chairman in ATBU, Adamu Babayo, said the union would not succumb to FG's pressure for rejecting its directive on IPPIS
Despite the directive by the federal government that all members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) should be enrolled in the Integrated Personnel Payroll Scheme (IPPIS), the union has said it would not change its position.
Daily Trust reports that the chairman of the union at Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University (ATBU), Adamu Babayo, said on Tuesday, November 26, that the members would not succumb to pressure on its rejection of IPPIS.
Legit.ng gathered that Babayo disclosed this at the end of the union’s congress in Bauchi state.
He said their rejection of the scheme was reaffirmed during the meeting, noting that, “I wish to tell you emphatically that today, we held the best congress ever in the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University. It was a seamless process which had no hindrance, no objection to our position.”
“Everybody in the congress agreed to the position of the union considering the fact that the issues of autonomy and the 2003 agreement before everyone in the campuses and members of our union have consented that yes, we should go ahead and reject the biometric capture that was supposed to start today.”
Babayo said that nobody has come to ATBU for any biometric capture of their members not to talk of capturing our biometrics.
He said: “We are used to pressure, our position is very clear as a union, we had the resolutions at NEC and we came back on October 24, at ATBU and took another resolution and we have reaffirmed that position that we are not succumbing to anybody from the office of the accountant general of the federation. We will process whatever they will come up with and we will match them word for word.”
He said the union considers the actions of the accountant general of the federation as diversionary because the union and the government have had several agreements which have not been implemented.
“Our position as a union is a total and comprehensive rejection of the Accountant General’s directive on registering our members,” he said.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that ASUU described President Buhari's directive on the IPPIS as dictatorial.
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