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ASUU-IPPIS: Lecturers' Withheld Salaries Have Been Paid

The face-off between the Federal Government and ASUU have been protracted due to failure of the Government to honor the agreements made with them and the union in 2009.

Along with many other reasons including granting of University Autonomy, ASUU embarked on a 1-week warning strike in March 23, and when their salaries remained withheld due to their refusal to enroll in the IPPIS - Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System, they resorted to an indefinite strike.

But good news came across later on April when President Mohammad Buhari ordered an unconditional payment of their salaries, which was afterwards followed by a condition of account verification by their respective VC's and this entails them submitting their BVN.

ASUU nevertheless, directed that none of her members should obey the condition. And that the Government does not have the right to withhold salaries in this regard or request for their BVN either.

They further insisted that in place of enrolling in the IPPIS platform, they have designed a system of payment that takes into consideration, all of its concerns and which is favourable with the University System. This system is called UTAS- University Transparency and Accountability Solution.

President Buhari finally approved the payment of These Lecturers' salaries for the months of February and March as confirmed by The former chairman of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), University of Lagos (UNILAG) chapter, Adelaja Odukoya, he said his colleagues across other federal universities have been paid.

“Yes we received the payment this afternoon but that cannot change our resolute stance against our enrollment on the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS),” Mr Adekoya said.

Some lecturers exchanged the news via an unofficial WhatsApp platform titled; “Akada Development Watch.”

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Adelaja Odukoya BVN Federal Government IPPIS Mohammad Buhari


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