IPPIS: ASUU Gears Up For Possible Strike Amidst Face-off With FG
The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has threatened to embark on strike if the Accountant General of the Federation stops salaries of lecturers this January.
This followed a circular from the office of the Accountant General of the Federation (AGF) to all public universities last week Thursday with information to with-hold January salary of lecturers who refused to enrol in the IPPIS platform.
ASUU said that its congress members had resolved to activate no pay, no work as soon as the government stopped its members’ salaries.
The Chairman University of Ibadan Chapter of ASUU, Professor Deji Omole while reacting to this said that the union was ready to pursue her stand on autonomy and infringement on FGN-ASUU agreement which IPPIS would erode.
President Omole stated it was unfortunate that even the President could not be trusted after assuring the Union to look into the matter and set-up committee to harmonize the University Transparency and Accountability Solutions (UTAS), which would take care of university peculiarities and IPPIS as tabled before him at the last meeting.
He added that the union would not be threatened to allow alleged “undemocratic public servant like Accountant General of the Federation to ridicule tertiary education.
“We are ready for them. We are not slaves that can be subjected to routine humiliation by government appointees,“ he stressed.