Why ASUU Is Embarking On Another Strike

The Academic Staff Union of Universities on Monday declared a two-week warning strike.

The strike is against non-payment of salaries of lecturers for who failed to enroll into the Federal Government Integrated Payroll and Personal Information System.

Its National President, Professor Biodun Ogunyemi, announced this at end of the National Executive Council meeting(NEC) held at the Enugu State University of Science and Technology (ESUT).

Ogunyemi said the strike action was to compel federal government to implement the agreements and resolutions of Memorandum of Action discussed in the 2009 ASUU-FGN agreement, the 2013 Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) and the 2017 Memorandum of Action (MoU), all of which have not been implemented.

Some of the issues tabled before President Muhammadu Buhari during a meeting with ASUU leaders on January 14 at the Presidential Villa in Abuja included the “forceful” enrollment of its members into the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS).

Others included the non-implementation of the Memorandum of Action (MoA) it signed with the government in 2019 and poor funding of the education sector.

The union leaders finally take a position on the lingering IPPIS issue, following the decision of the Federal Government to stop the February salaries of university lecturers who refused to enroll into the new pay roll system.

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