FG is wasting the future of Nigeria- ASUU
The Zonal Coordinator, ASUU Owerri
Zone, Comrade Uzor Onyebinama, who made the accusation at a press conference also disclosed that the struggle is in its eight-month.
In his words: “The Integrated Payroll and
Personal Information System, IPPIS, has
become an obnoxious instrument for
stripping the governing councils of
universities of their powers, responsibilities, as well as removing the hard won autonomies of universities.
“The issue of autonomy is critical to the
survival of our universities, as institutions
for intellectual freedom and development
of our dear country.”
After reading out the Universities
Miscellaneous Act, Onyebinama said: “In
the light of the provisions, the purported
directive of Mr President and the subsequent circulars to the Vice Chancellors on enrolment on IPPIS, the compulsory migration of academic staff to IPPIS, using the seizure of salaries as hunger weapon.
“The compulsory change of effective date
of annual salary increment of salaries of
academic staff, from October 1, to
January 1, are, by this provision, illegal,
null and void.”
On the issue of alleged payment of
salaries to ghost workers, ASUU insisted
that they were paid and received by
someone, who definitely is not a ghost.
“We challenge the Accountant General of
the Federation to, as a matter of urgent national importance, release with immediate effect, the names and amounts previously paid to each and every one of the over 60,000 ghost workers, eliminated as at 2014, and subsequently, and also show evidence of recovery and prosecution of the ghost workers.”