Umbrella body of universities in Nigeria, the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has threatened to embark on strike if the Accountant General of the Federation stops salaries of lecturers this January.
ASUU stated this through the Chairman University of Ibadan Chapter, Professor Deji Omole while reacting to the development in Ibadan.
He maintained that the union was ready to pursue her stand on autonomy and infringement on FGN-ASUU agreement which IPPIS would erode.
Prof.Omole added that that its congress members had resolved to activate no pay no work as soon as the government stopped its members’ salaries.
Bittertruth Media recalls that federal government threatened that it would stop the salaries of the lecturers for failing to enrol for the Integrated Personnel and Payroll System (IPPIS).
“Only patriots can work in our hellish condition. Our position is that the principles of IPPIS are in contradiction to the principles of the autonomy of the university system and the constitution is clear enough because each university has its legal pattern and it doesn’t have provision for IPPIS and it does not even capture the peculiarities of the university system.
“We are ready for them. We are not slaves that can be subjected to routine humiliation by government appointees “, he said.