ASUU strike to linger if FG insists on IPPIS as condition to call off – Chair

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has insisted on the removal of the Integrated Payroll Personnel Information System (IPPIS) by the Federal Government as condition to call off its ongoing strike in the country.

Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, ASUU President noted in a statement made available on Sunday in Abuja that the ongoing strike may still linger if government failed to meets its demand.

He urged Nigerians to bear with the union, adding that ASUU is doing their battle.

His words, “Our Union is struggling to ensure that the children of the poor, who cannot afford the prohibitive cost paid in private universities or do not have opportunities to study outside Nigeria, get quality education which is not priced beyond their reach.

“This will only happen when government adequately funds public universities and addresses the rot and decay in them.

On the use of IPPIS before the approval of University Transparency and Accountability System, he said: “ASUU disagrees with government on the use of IPPIS during the so-called transition period.

“In practical terms, there is no transition period if government is sincere,”Ogunyemi said.

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