ASUU May Strike in January, 2020, See Why

The President of the Academic Staff Union. of Universities (ASUU), Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, on Wednesday, threatened to embark on a fresh strike in January, if an agreement between the Union and the Federal Government on the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS) is not reached.

He stressed that the Union still stand on the decision reached at its National Executive Committee meeting held in FUTMINNA. The union promised an imminent strike if the Accountant General fails to reimburse their December salary.

Also, the President in his statement, said, the union awaits the invitation of the National Assembly on the issue, so it could demonstrate the alternative model to the IPPIS.

He disclosed that the University Transparency and accountability Solutions model is the alternative and its experts are ready to demonstrate it to the house.

The union is calling for a strike to demonstrate their unwillingness to enroll their members for the IPPIS. The President, Prof. Ogunyemi said the IPPIS is not in line with the University Autonomy Policy and they are not ready to enroll for the system.

 The Federal Government on the other hand has vowed not to pay any federal worker who has not enrolled for the IPPIS.

Also, the Federal Government in its response to the statement made by the union, said the IPPIS officers sent to universities enrolled more than 90,000 university staffs, of which 8,000 were lecturers.

The government made emphasis on the fact that it was not ready to conduct another enrollment program but asked members of tbe union who have not registered to come to Abuja for the enrollment.

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