The Academic Staff Union of Universities has said nothing will make its members enrol on the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System the federal government created.
Prof Emmanuel Osodeke, ASUU’s National Vice-President, said these on Monday during an interview at the ASUU Heroes’ Day celebration in Abuja.
He said ASUU would decide its next line of action should the federal government decide to stop the salaries of its members.
The union met with the National Assembly on October 28 to make its known on the IPPIS.
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When asked what they would do if their salaries were stopped for non-compliance with IPPIS, Osodeke said they “will know what to do when we get there”.
He added, “We have made our position known to the government and they said they would get back to us. So, we are expecting their reaction. “Our position is that ASUU will not join the IPPIS the way it is. We have maintained that there is nowhere in the world where the salaries and wages of university workers are paid from the central.
“Each university has a governing council and it is the council which employ s all the workers, not the civil service commission. Therefore, the council must determine the mode of payment of the workers, not the Office of the Accountant General (of the Federation).
“On if our salaries are stopped, when we get there, we will know what to do.”
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