September 20, 2020

ASUU Begins Indefinite Strike

The Academic Staff of Universities Union (ASUU) has declared an indefinite strike after the expiration of its two-weeks warning strike despite the closure of all tertiary institutions by the Federal Government.

The national president of the union, Biodun Ogunyemi who announced the strike at a press conference in Abuja on Monday said the strike takes off immediately.

He said the union rejects the use of force to enrol on Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS).

The union commenced its warning strike on March 9, 2020. Since the commencement of the strike, the government met with the union twice.

ASUU is embarking on the strike over the non-payment of salaries of their members who failed to enrol into the federal government’s IPPIS, a payroll software mandated for all public officials.

The government, last Thursday, also reached an interim agreement with striking university lecturers to integrate the University Transparency and Accountability Solution (UTAS) into the IPPIS.

The IPPIS is the government’s accountability software that has been made compulsory for all public institutions, mainly for personnel payroll.

Radio Nigeria Abuja

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