Lecturers inclusion into the Integrated Personnel Payroll Information System (IPPIS) has been rejected by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).
A copy of the letter was made available to newsmen in Ibadan. The letter written by the ASUU president, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi. Directing members not fill the said 2019 personnel verification form.
Ogunyemi described the development as dubious. According to him, the union is not against any verification. On contrary, the form requires the supply of IPPIS number, implying a dubious trap to migrate the union members into the IPPIS.
“The attention of the leadership of ASUU has been drawn from the Budget Office of the Federation. Directing members of our union to participate in a Personnel verification Exercise designed for selected Ministries, Departments and Agencies. An item on the form requires the supply of IPPIS No.”Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi
“However, this suggests that the so-called exercise is disguised way of bringing back the IPPIS; Which our union rejected in the past with informed arguments. Chairpersons are advised against falling into the trap of forceful migration to the IPPIS.”Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi
Furthermore, the chairman of ASUU in the University of Ibabdan (UI), Prof Omole, explained the reasons why the union stood against the IPPIS, saying;
“The current state of IPPIS will not be able to accommodate the peculiarities of our job as scholars.”Prof Omole
“Pending the resolution of the matter, evidence of which shall be communicated to all members, no member of the union is allowed to enlist in the IPPIS.”Prof Omole