Our efforts with the government are being sabotaged by selfish persons – ASUU

Our efforts with the government are being sabotaged by selfish persons – ASUU

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has alleged that some persons in the Office of the Accountant General of the Federation (AGF) are thwarting its efforts to reach an agreement with the Federal Government on the payment system of the Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System (IPPIS) based on selfish reasons.

The National President of ASUU, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi disclosed this on Sunday, adding that the union would soon expose the people that are feeding fat on the adoption of the payment platform which according to him, was not part of the initial reasons for the strike which began in March.

Our efforts with the government are being sabotaged by selfish persons - ASUU

He said that the memo from the office of the AGF regarding the non-payment of federal workers not yet captured on the IPPIS platform as from November was not binding on the union members.

According to him, “All the agreements we have been having since 1992 with the government have always been having the provision that circulars emanating from the civil service which don’t have origin in collective bargaining with the government won’t be binding on us.”