IPPIS: ASUU leadership keep mute after meeting with Buhari

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Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) leadership, has declined comment on the outcome of its meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Thursday.

The ASUU meeting was led by leadership President, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi.

However, the meeting was at the instance of the university lecturers who have been resisting enrolling in the Federal Government`s Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS).

Buhari had ordered the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning to stop the payment of salaries of Federal Government workers, including members of ASUU, who failed to enroll on the IPPIS platform by Oct. 31, 2019.

The government later extended the deadline to Nov. 30, 2019.

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The report gathered that the meeting which was presided over by President Buhari was attended by the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Hajiya Zainab Ahmed and Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed.

Others included the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige and Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu.

Meanwhile, ASUU had threatened to embark on a nationwide strike if the Federal Government stopped the payment of salaries of its members who refused to enroll.

While expressing its readiness for dialogue with the government, ASUU proposed the University Transparency and Accountability Solution as an alternative to the government’s centralized payroll system of IPPIS.

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