ASSU threatened that any attempt by the Federal Government to stop their member’s salary, the union would not think twice before embarking on an indefinite strike.
ASSU National President the person of Prof Biodun Ogunyemi, gave warning on Thursday in Nsukka while newsmen after addressing ASUU members shorting in the University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN).
He said enrolling in IPPIS amounted to destroying the autonomy and putting obstacles in the progress of public universities.
ASUU is protecting the autonomy of universities for the interest of Nigerians and generation .
ASUU will continue to say no to enrollment into IPPIS and if the federal government stops our salary, we will stop work.
IPPIS is an instrument by government to erode the autonomy of public universities in the country, he said.
Ogid unyemi said the alternative platform for IPPIS provided by ASUU was better than IPPIS as it was more transparent and university accomodating.
“ He said he is surprised that governments has refused to allow ASUU use that stive payroll platform that is more better than IPPIS.
“ He said IPPIS is not good enough to reflect all the flexibility in universities“
ASUU boss described as `unacceptable’ a situation whereby a Vice-Chancellor must take permission from Head of Service of the Federation before employing academic staff.
“Using IPPIS, it will be difficult for any vice chancellor to recruit academic staff as well as for professors outside the country to visit any public university for academics,” he said.
According to him, government said the Central Bank of Nigeria(CBN) and the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) were not expected to enroll in IPPIS because they generate money for the country.
“If CBN and NNPC generate money while universities generate knowledge and knowledge is far better money and so universities should be free from IPPIS,” he said.
The president showed satisfaction on the full support from members nationwide, adding that ASUU would not stop in protecting the autonomy of public universities in the country.
He says he’s in the UNN to inform members on matters concerning the union as well as quest for more support from them.
“I commend academic staff in UNN for the impressive turnout to the meeting which shows maximum support and solidarity for the union,”