ASUU REJECTS REGISTRATION WITH IPPIS AS CONDITION TO GET UNPAID SALARIES
Uploaded by admin on April 24, 2020
The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, has rejected the submission of Bank Verification Number, BVN, as a condition for payment of February and March withheld salaries of lectures in the Federal Universities.
ASUU President Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, stated this in Abuja.
The Federal Government, in a statement, approved the payment of February and March withheld salaries of lecturers in universities, who were yet to enroll on the Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System, IPPIS.
ASUU had embarked on an indefinite strike on March 23, over failure of the government to address outstanding issues raised in the FGN-ASUU 2019 Memorandum of Action and the objections of ASUU to IPPIS.
ASUU had rejected the application of force on its members to join the IPPIS in spite of its offer of a more credible alternative to IPPIS.
According to Ogunyemi, ASUU have been told that the Federal Government has approved the payment of withheld salaries of our members for the month of February and March.
Prof. Ogunyemi who appreciated Mr President for doing that, however added that withholding the February and March salaries was unnecessary in the first place.