- ASUU says it is mobilising for a nationwide strike
- The strike will be over federal government's failed implementation of an agreement it reached with the union
- According to the body, the federal government is a serial defaulter and bad example for Nigerian youths
The disagreement between the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has taken a new dimension as the association says it has commenced national mobilisation for strike action against the federal government.
According to the association, this is over the failed implementation of an agreement it reached with the union by the FG.
This was disclosed by the chairman of ASUU, University of Ibadan chapter, Prof. Deji Omole.
He lamented that successive governments in Nigeria have positioned themselves to make Nigeria retrogressive.
Going further, the association alleged that the FG is a serial defaulter and bad example for Nigerian youths.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that a letter from the Office of the Accountant General of the Federation addressed to the minister of finance and national planning requested the stoppage of the payments.
“l am directed to inform you that the preparation of January 2020 salary payroll and Warrants of the Federal Tertiary institutions are ongoing and will be ready for submission on or before 29th of January, 2020,” part of the letter read.
The IPPIS secretariat is a department domiciled in the Office of the Accountant General of the Federation.
Also, a former director in the Bureau of Public Service Reforms, Dr Joe Abah, says ASUU’s hardball over the implementation of the IPPIS makes no sense.
His words: “President Buhari is paid from IPPIS, as are judges. IPPIS hasn’t fixed their retirement age at 60 years. The military is on IPPIS. They have allowances and foreign duty. But let’s continue to be held hostage by ASUU and to prioritize political interest over national interest.
“The government should use the ASUU rejection of IPPIS as a starting point to the dismantling of the unworkable system of managing tertiary education in Nigeria. No employee should be able to dictate to their employer the payment system the employer should use. Enough is enough!”
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