Fresh crisis looms as ASUU alleges FG plans to incorporates its members into IPPS

Fresh crisis is now looming in Nigeria Universities as the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) Sunday alerted of an alleged plan by the federal government to forcefully incorporate lecturers into the Integrated Personnel Payroll System (IPPS) using the 2019 personnel verification exercise.

ASUU President, Professor Biodun Ogunyemi raised the alarm in a letter written to Chairmen of the Union chapters, a copy of which was made available to journalists in Ibadan.

The ASUU President in the letter directed members of the union not to fill the 2019 Personnel Data Verification form being distributed by the budget office of the federation, describing  the verification form  as ‘dubious’.

“The attention of the leadership of the ASUU has been drawn to a circular from the budget office of the federation directing members of our union to participate in a Personnel verification exercise designed for selected Ministries, Departments and Agencies,” he said.

Professor Ogunyemi added that “an item on the form requires the supply of “IPPIS no”. This suggests that the so-called exercise is a disguised way of bringing back the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS) which our Union rejected in the past with informed arguments”.

He emphasized that “all chairpersons are advised against falling into the trap of forceful migration to the IPPIS. All chairpersons are strongly advised to discourage their members from completing the form under reference until the union review its position on the IPPS”

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