Recall that ASUU had mobilized its members for a showdown with the government for mandating lecturers to come onboard IPPIS.
The Chairman, ASUU University of Ibadan Chapter, Professor Deji Omole, had said the union was not against accountability but will resist attempts by the government to violate existing laws and autonomy of the university. According to Omole, ASUU has offered to help the federal government design the appropriate template that will factor in the peculiarities of university lecturers in the IPPIS but the government seems bent on using the World-Bank designed exploitative template. The ASUU boss said the template designed by government looks a blueprint meant to enslave intellectuals because it does not make provisions for payment of arrears of promotion, study leave allowance, and responsibility allowance, among others.
He urged the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to come onboard the platform as directed by President Muhammadu Buhari to all Ministries Departments and Agencies (MDAs). According to him, ASUU has no justification to reject IPPIS, especially as the policy aims at saving cost and wastages in the personnel cost of government.