ASUU DECLARES TWO WEEKS WARNING STRIKE
The Academic Staff Union of Universities on Monday declared a two-week warning strike against non-payment of salaries of lecturers not enrolled in the Federal Government’s Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System.
The National President of the union, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, disclosed this after the ASUU National Executive Council meeting in Enugu.
He said the warning strike takes effect from Monday, March 9. Recall that President Muhammad Buhari has insisted that there is no going back on the directive that all employees of the Federal Government, including the Federal universities, must be enrolled in the IPPIS.
In a letter from the Office of the Accountant General of the Federation dated January 23, 2020, addressed to the Minister of Finance and National Planning requested the stoppage of the release of funds for the payment of salaries of all academic staff who failed to enrol in IPPIS.
The letter titled ‘Request for Stoppage of Release of Funds for January Salaries to Federal Universities, Polytechnics and Colleges of Education” read: “I am directed to inform you that preparation of January 2020 salary payroll and warrants of the federal tertiary institutions are ongoing and will be ready for submission on or before 29th of January, 2020.”