- ASUU says it will commence strike if the federal government stops the salaries of lecturers for failing to register in the IPPIS payroll system
- ASUU’s made the statement after a circular from the accountant general of the federation – noted that the federal government will withhold January salary of lecturers who refused to enrol in the IPPIS platform
- The union insists it will respond by activating the no work, no pay rule as soon as government stops salaries of its member
The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has said it will commence an industrial action over if the accountant general of the federation carries out his threat of stopping the salaries of lecturers for failing to enroll in the Integrated Personnel and Payroll System (IPPIS).
The accountant-general was reported to have informed all public universities in a circular on Thursday, January 23, that the federal government will withhold January salary of lecturers who refused to enrol in the IPPIS platform, The Tribune reports.
But ASUU has maintained that it will respond by activating the no work, no pay rule as soon as the government stops the salaries of its members.
Professor Deji Omole, the chairman University of Ibadan chapter of ASUU, when reacting to the development on Sunday, January 27, said the union would not allow itself to be threatened by what he called undemocratic public servants like the accountant general.
He warned that the academic activities in public universities will be affected if the government stops the salaries of workers.
Meanwhile, the Bauchi state ministry of education has disclosed that it will now monitor public school teachers in and out of their duty posts through a handheld fingerprint device.
Aliyu Usman Tilde, the commissioner for education, in the state disclosed on Thursday, January 9, that the device was introduced to address the issues of ghost workers, absenteeism and indolence in schools, Daily Trust reports
The commissioner said the device would also be used to monitor the number of lessons that every teacher teaches in a week, month and in a year in addition to qualifying them to be paid their monthly salaries and being considered for promotion.
In another report, a 39-year-old man who has reportedly been claiming to be a lecturer at the University of Lagos has been arrested and is being arraigned before an Ojo magistrates’ court in Lagos.
The suspect, Isaac Obi, is facing three counts of false presence, fraud and stealing following his arrest by the police in Lagos state.
The police prosecutor Simon Uche told the court that the suspect presenting himself as a lecturer from the University of Lagos to one Lucky Ikeduba
The suspect was also accused of collecting the sum of N250,000 from Ikeduba with a promise to secure admission for him into the university.
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