Unilorin ASUU begins 2 weeks warning strike action

Unilorin ASUU begins 2 weeks warning strike action

- Unilorin ASUU has declared 2 weeks warning strike over IPPIS

- This is the first time the school is going on strike in the last 20 years

- Meanwhile, the union would hold an emergency meeting with members

For the first time in many years, the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), University of Ilorin chapter says it will commence a two-week warning strike from March Tuesday, 11.

This is in obedience to the call by the national body of the union.

The chapter disclosed this through Prof. Moyosore Ajao, the Unilorin ASUU branch Chairman.

According to him, the strike is over the issue of the Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System (IPPIS), News Agency of Nigeria reports.

Ajao added that it is a good omen for the branch to return to the national body.

He said his members had suffered various discrimination and embarrassment during the twenty years of fighting the national body.

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This is the first time the school is going on strike in the last 20 years
This is the first time the school is going on strike in the last 20 years
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that President Muhammadu Buhari said the federal government will not back down on its decision to enrol all employees on its payroll in the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS).

The Nigerian president said all federal government, including those at federal universities, must be registrar in the IPPIS system.

The president was reported to have made the statement on Saturday, February 1, during the 29th convocation ceremony of the Federal University of Technology, Minna.

Buhari who was represented by Isa Ali Pantami, the minister of communication and digital economy, stated that the country is faced with a number of challenges and the government was doing everything possible to address the challenges.

The president said his administration was determined to block the loopholes in public finance so as to eliminate fraud and retrieve funds that can be used to address challenges such as infrastructure deficit and unemployment.

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He said the directive for all employees of the federal government to be enrolled in IPPIS is irreversible, noting that any objection to the directive is amounting to economic sabotage.

Also, recall that to avoid the looming strike action which members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) have threatened, the federal government paid their January salaries. This was confirmed by Guardian newspaper in a report on Saturday, February 1.

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According to the report, the union members, who refused to enrol in the FG's new payment system called IPPIS, were paid late on Friday, January 31.

The Zonal Coordinator of ASUU, Lagos Zone, Prof. Olusiji Sowande, confirmed the payment, so did Bayero University, Kano chairman of the union, Prof. Ibrahim Barde.

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