IPPIS: ASUU dares FG directs members to disregard enrolment
By Aluta News
November 24, 2019
The Leadership of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) on Sunday directed its members to disregard the purported circular from the Office of the Accountant General of the Federation mandating enrollment of academic staff on the Integrated Payment and Personnel Information System (IPPIS) from Monday, November 25.
ASUU while handling down the directive through the Chairman of University of Ibadan chapter, Professor Deji Omole, said the same Accountant General of the Federation had challenged the Union to develop a template that accomodates the peculiarities of academic staff and present same to him.
The Union cautioned that its members should not submit themselves to be enrolled into slave plan of the Accountant General whose office stinks with corruption, adding that ASUU leadership were still in discussion with the federal government in a bid to develop more robust template.
“This is to remind you that the Union’s position on IPPIS has not changed. Pending the resolution of the matter evidence, of which shall be communicated to all members of our Union, no member of the union is to enlist on the platform. NEC position on the matter has not been reviewed, therefore NO ASUU MEMBER IS TO FILL THE FORM or submit their bio-data before any team.,” it said.
According to the University of Ibadan ASUU Chairman, ” the Vice President of the Country, Professor Yemi Osinbajo as an academic understands this peculiarities and had benefitted immensely from the peculiarities, saying, ” no ASUU member should appear before the Accountant General team until further directive of the Union.”
“We are not slaves that can be subjected to routine humiliation from the office of the accountant general. No nation has ever developed or survived through the humiliation of her intellectuals.United we bargain, divided we beg.” Emphasizing that , ASUU supports fight against Corruption, the union vowed to resist attempt by government to trample on existing University autonomy Act, saying, it is not opposed to IPPIS but the current template will undermine the uniqueness of university academic and the autonomy.
The union urged its members to remain steadfast and stand firm to protect their right.