Union of Universities (ASUU) proceeded on strike over the Federal Government’s
insistence that the union should enroll in IPPIS if not its members will not
receive their salaries.
ASUU described the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System, IPPIS,
as a tunnel created to siphon government resources.
have been called upon by the Federal Government, yesterday, to suspend the
strike and return to the classroom to manufacture drugs for the cure of the
Government said it was immoral for those who should be conducting research for
the discovery of new drugs, medical equipment that would be used during the
COVID-19 period to say that they were at home.
Abuja, Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, said: The
government has demonstrated ample goodwill. The hope now is that the ASUU will
declare the end of their strike, go back to the classroom and come to the
negotiating table to begin the talks.
why they should call off the strike is that one government has shown goodwill,
it has offered the olive branch that you are on a wrong strike and there is the
issue of no work, no pay but the government is paying you. After all, the
government is giving palliative to people, so why not extend it to you and your
immoral and despicable for those who should be conducting research as Nigerians
for the discovery of new drugs, medical equipment that will be used during the
Covid19 period to say that they are at home playing ludo and draft and other
schools are not opened, ASUU members, in particular researchers, are to go to
their labs, go to botanical gardens to get certain shrubs and other plants to
be used in drug development during this COVID-19.
pharmacologists, those in the electronics department and software engineers,
this is the time for research into the manufacture of ventilators or make some
unpatriotic for them to even continue saying that they are on strike at this
time. They should not be saying it.
Union of Universities (ASUU) has described IPPIS as a platform for fraud and
ASUU in the Federal University of Technology Akure, FUTA, Dr. Olayinka Awopetu,
said: The incidents over the last four months of the use of the platform for
university workers have demonstrated that the program is not only fraudulent
steroid theft, but also deception on a roller coaster.
last few months have not only vindicated the position of ASUU, but they are
also proving that serious fraud could be going on through IPPIS if not urgently
academics were randomly inserted into the database, often without any
authentication or collection of their biometrics, and challenged the
feasibility of enrolling academics in a payroll program that was supposed to
have a special identity management feature and focused on personal biometrics.
blowing in the winds, but it has very serious implications and Nigerians should