ASUU, FG set for showdown over plan to incorporate lecturers into IPPS
The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has rejected a step by the Federal Government of Nigeria to utilize the 2019 workers verification exercise to forcefully integrate lecturers into the Integrated Personnel Payroll System (IPPS).
ASUU President, Professor Biodun Ogunyemi in a letter written to phase chairmen of the union, a copy of which was provided to DAILY POST in Ibadan on Sunday by the Chairman of University of Ibadan phase, Professor Deji Omole, guided participants not to fill the employees confirmation type.
Ogunyemi, in the letter, routed members of the union not to fill up the 2019 Personnel Data Verification form being dispersed by the Budget Office of the federation.
The ASUU President, while firmly insisting that the union will certainly do all what it can to decline the step, explained the confirmation kind as “uncertain”.
According to him, while the union was not against any kind of verification workout, the type of the exercise being dispersed calls for the supply of “IPPIS number” implying a dubious trap to powerfully move the union members right into the IPPIS.
Ogunyemi stated, “The attention of the leadership of the ASUU has actually been drawn to a round from the budget plan office of the federation guiding participants of our union to join a Personnel Verification Exercise developed for selected Ministries, Departments and also Agencies.
“A thing on the kind calls for the supply of ‘IPPIS no’.
“This recommends that the so-called workout is a masked means of reviving the Integrated Payroll as well as Personnel Information System (IPPIS) which our Union rejected in the past with informed debates. All chairpersons are discouraged falling into the trap of forceful movement to the IPPIS.
“All chairpersons are strongly advised to prevent their participants from completing the FORM under reference up until the Union evaluation its setting on the IPPS.”
Omole, in his response, stated that the present IPPIS programme does not accommodate the peculiarities of the job of college lecturers.
He noted that while government has guaranteed to revisit the design of the IPPIS, it has rejected to do anything considering that the union made its setting recognized in 2014.
Omole stated, “The present state of IPPS can not accommodate the peculiarities of our task as scholar. Members need to similarly remember that the union has been engaging the federal government with a view to making pertinent authorities to value the effects as well as position of ASUU on the issue considering that 2014.
“Pending the resolution of the issue proof of which shall be communicated to all members, no member of the union is allowed to employ in the IPPIS.”