The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has reacted to the federal government’s order on Integrated Personnel Payroll and Information System (IPPIS).
The chairman of ASUU in the University of Ibadan, Deji Omole, said that the government’s directive for members of the union to take part in the system is dictatorial – Omole accused federal government of being afraid of negotiation which is obtainable in a democratic setting.
The Integrated Personnel Payroll and Information System (IPPIS) directed by President Muhammadu Buhari has been described by the chairman of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) in the University of Ibadan, Professor Deji Omole, as dictatorial.
Omole said that the order that members of ASUU should move to campuses so as to begin enrolment in the IPPIS is a mindless disregard for the law on the part of the federal government in a democratic setting as Nigeria.
He said that the union cannot be subdued by persons who are bent on breaking the laws of the country, adding that it is worrisome that the federal government is afraid of negotiating with ASUU.
Omole said: “The government’s pronouncement to forcefully enrol university workers is an act of violence against the university system.
It is worrisome for a government under democratic dispensation to resort to force rather than dialogue. “Let the government come back to negotiation’s table and let’s discuss the grey areas. Forceful enlistment will not solve the problem.
The chairman of the union in Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, Professor Rabi’u Nasiru, on Monday, November 4, said that ASUU opposed the system in an effort to save public higher institutions from collapsing.