ASUU Vows Not To Accept Implementation of IPPIS Payment Platform For Lecturers

Academic Staff Union of Nigeria Universities (ASUU), declared Monday in Abuja, that its opposition against  enrollment of his members for the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS), by the federal government stands.

The National President of the University lecturers, Professor Biodun Ogunyemi made the declaration after about three hours interface with the leadership of the Senate, insisting that the lecturers preferred the University Transparency and Accountability Solution (UTAS) which they said is an alternative to the IPPIS.

Meanwhile President of the Senate,  Ahmad Lawan, called on both ASUU and Federal Government to shift ground for the sake of University Students who have been home since February this year when ASUU embarked on strike against implementation of IPPIS.

While fielding questions from Journalists after the interface, the ASUU President, said "as patriotic, innovative and creative Nigerians, ASUU developed a home grown platform that should be used by the Federal government to effect transparency and accountability in the process of payments of lecturers' emoluments".

The alternative platform according to him, is University Transparency  and Accountability Solution (UTAS) which according to him, has been explained to government as a mechanism far far better than the imported IPPIS.

"As promoters of local content and firm believer in concepts and ideas directly responsive to prevailing peculiarities, on UTAS we stand and not ready to move an inch towards the direction of IPPIS which is imported and not responsive to the peculiarities involved in lecturers' emoluments", he stressed.

Though he added that the interface between ASUU and Senate leadership has helped in bringing up the issues towards addressing them but added that a concrete solution is yet to be achieved, the very reason, the meeting is slated for another day.

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