Federal Government, ASUU row over payroll grows

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Federal Government, ASUU row over payroll grows 1

Another round of strike in public universities is likely over the enrollment in the Integrated Payment Personnel Information System (IPPIS).

As the government is set to stop payment to varsity teachers who declined to enroll in the payment system, the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has threatened to enforce its ‘no pay no work’ decision.

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At the weekend, the federal government accused many of the lecturers of collecting multiple salaries.

Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) Boss Mustapha said when he received the Executive Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) Mohammed Nami said some members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities “are collecting three to four salaries per month.” But he did not elaborate.

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But ASUU President, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, described the comment as an exaggeration and a distortion of facts.

He said the union would respond appropriately if the Federal Government went ahead to stop the salaries of its members..

Ogunyemi alleged that the government had taken a loan of $140 million for the implementation of the IPPIS, hence the reason why it was bent on enrolling lecturers on the platform.

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He said: “What the SGF said about lecturers drawing salaries from three or four places in a month could not have been the true picture. It is not possible. It is an exaggeration. They are just exaggerating and distorting facts.

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