IPPIS: Lecturers grumble as UI ASUU declares readiness to join strike

IPPIS: Lecturers grumble as UI ASUU declares readiness to join strike

Monday, November 25, 2019 5:55 pm

University of Ibadan

Gbenro Adesina/Ibadan

The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, University of Ibadan Chapter on Monday November 25, 2019 has threatened the Federal Government that it would embark on indefinite strike action as soon as the government stops the salary of its members due to refusal to be enlisted on the Integrated Payment and Personnel Information System, IPPIS.

However, the decision was reached amidst grumbling by some lecturers of the institution who believed the leadership of ASUU is not being sincere over the issue.

In a congress held at a lecture theatre of the Faculty of Arts on Monday, November 25, 2019 and presided over by the Chairman, UI ASUU, Professor Deji Omole, the union resolved to follow the directive of the national leadership of the Union not to enlist on IPPIS.

ASUU has maintained its stand citing peculiarities and University Act while the Federal Government has maintained that none of its employees would be exempted from the enrollment.

However, it was gathered that the union has set up a monitoring committee to ensure that none of its members enlist on the IPPIS.

As at the time of fling this report, the team of Federal Government on IPPIS enrollment has not arrived the nation’s Premier University.

However, the interactions of our correspondent with some lecturers of the institution revealed that some lecturers do not buy into ASUU’s decision on IPPIS.

Most of this dissenting lecturers who stayed away from the congress, stated that the union has integrity problem, pointing out that the union is presenting half-truth on the IPPIS.

Speaking on anonymity, a lecturer said, “You can see that I am not in that congress because the executive members of our union are not really sincere. They themselves are too powerful and they force us into many things. The issue on the last earned allowance where we do not know the sharing formula is still there. When the allowance came, they shared it the way they wanted without using the table that was initially sent to Abuja. They made some deductions on the ground that they wanted to buy vehicle for the union, among others. I think if federal government is sincere with us, IPPIS will curb excesses”.

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