The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has vowed to ignore the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS) registration which will start on Monday and end on December 7.
The Federal Government had through the Office of the Accountant General of the Federation directed all staff of federal universities and colleges of education to present themselves for enrolment for IPPIS.
However, ASUU has vowed that its members would not register for the IPPIS.
Prof. Emmanuel Osodeke, the National Vice-President of ASUU, said; “on the IPPIS, we have made our position known to the government and they have said that they will get back to us. So, we are expecting their reaction. Our position is that ASUU will not join IPPIS the way it is.”
President Muhammadu Buhari had ordered that civil servant who failed to register for the IPPIS by the end of October would not receive payment.
Also, Mrs. Ahmed Zainab, the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, had noted that the directive of the president must be carried out.
“The resistance to the IPPIS is misplaced as far as I am concerned because there is no agency of government that must resist it. It must be treated with utmost importance. The universities and some medical institutions have some peculiarities,” she added.
The leadership of ASUU few weeks ago met with the President of the Senate, Ahmed Lawan, over the issue.
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