- ASUU warns that there would be a prolonged strike unless the federal government addresses the concerns of university lecturers
- Professor Ade Adejumo, the coordinator of the Ibadan zonal chapter of ASUU, says some anomalies trailed the February salary paid to those who enrolled on the IPPIS platform
- Adejumo notes that contrary to the federal government’s claim, IPPIS is a haven for corruption rather than assisting in curbing it
The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has said there would be a prolonged strike unless the federal government addresses the concerns of university lecturers.
Professor Ade Adejumo, the coordinator of the Ibadan zonal chapter of ASUU on Thursday, March 19, said the union has been vindicated by the anomalies that trailed the anomalies the February salary paid to those who enrolled on the IPPIS platform, Daily Trust reports.
Adejumo said it is worrying that despite the anomalies experienced by those enlisted on the IPPIS, the government is still trying to force the platform on the nation’s universities.
He stated that contrary to the federal government’s claim, IPPIS is a haven for corruption rather than assisting in curbing it.
Meanwhile, amid the ongoing warning strike embarked upon by ASUU, the union on Tuesday, March 17, said it has reached a concrete agreement with the federal government.
This was disclosed by ASUU president Biodun Ogunyemi after a closed-door reconciliatory meeting at the Ministry of Labour and Employment in Abuja.
According to Daily Nigerian, Ogunyemi spoke to reporters after the meeting ended at about 11pm on Tuesday.
In another report, as the dreaded coronavirus continues to spread across the country, the Ogun state government on Thursday, March 19, extended the ban on high-density gatherings to all schools and religious activities in the state.
This was disclosed in a series of tweets from the official Twitter handle of the state governor, Dapo Abiodun. From the tweets, all schools will remain closed indefinitely after the close of the institutions on Friday, March, 20.
The governor also noted that any religious activities of fifty or more with immediate effect are banned.
Abiodun went on to explain that precaution measures would be reviewed at intervals depending on the response to the deadly virus.
Also, as Nigeria records more cases of coronavirus, the Anambra state government has banned public gathering in the state until further notice, starting from Monday, March 23.
The state government, under the leadership of Governor Willie Obiano in a statement released on Thursday, March 19, provided health advisory for various sectors in a bid to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
The government advised traders who go to the markets to wash their hands frequently, with soap and water for at least 20 seconds and allow it to air dry.
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