The body of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, will today, 28th October 2019 meet with the leadership of the National Assembly which is as a result of part of its battle against the controversial Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System which the government are yet to conclude on.
The meeting is said to centre on the ongoing face-off between ASUU and the Federal Government over the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS) saga.
The President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, had during the 2020 budget presentation/reading which was held at the National Assembly on Oct 8th, 2019, had ordered that all public sector workers must register for the IPPIS to save costs and fight corruption by blocking leakages in the Federal Government’s salary payment structure.
But ASUU chapter had last week opposed the President’s directives after proper delegation and brainstorming saying that the decision made by President Muhammed Buhari on the stand to make them register for IPPIS negated the law on university autonomy.
The Academic Staff Union Universities wants the federal government to make sure the decision that was made on the aim of making IPPIS to save cost and fight against corruption be made flexible, stating the fact that they do not think that introducing IPPIS to all government workers by the federal government would in any way stop corruption or block leakages as it has eaten deep within the system already.
More updates on this development will be communicated very soon.