The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) will today meet the leaders of the National Assembly, Senate President Ahmad Lawan, and Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila, over the controversial integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System.
The Federal Government wants to ensure that all lecturers are enrolled on the IPPIS, but the union vehemently rejects the decision.
President Muhammadu Buhari had few weeks ago during the presentation of the 2020 budget at the National Assembly noted that all public workers must be registered on the IPPIS.
The decision was to enable government save cost, fight corruption and block leakages. Report has it that some lecturers are enrolled as workers in more than one university, and consequently receiving multiple salaries.
ASUU however rejected the president’s decision, saying that the IPPIS contradicts the law on university autonomy. ASUU further warned FG that there will be no work if it insists on enrolling university lecturers in the IPPIS.
The union is consequently expected to meet with the National Assembly leaders around 11am today over the issue.
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