The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) says there is no going back on its stand concerning it’s refusal to be included in the Federal Government’s Intergrated Payroll and Personnel Information System.
Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, National President of the union, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Lagos that there is nowhere in the world where such a development obtained.
NAN reports that the Federal Government had recently directed that public sector workers, including universities must be captured on the payroll system to save cost and fight corruption by blocking leakages in its salary payment structure.
The move had since been resisted by the university lecturers.
“ASUU has not changed its position and ASUU believes that whoever chooses to go for the IPPIS should also remember that a time will come when they will regret it.
“Our stand against it is not for selfish reasons but we expect that things must be done right at all times.
“ASUU once said that the policies of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in Nigeria will make the people poorer, increase misery, want as well as compound our economic crisis. This was disclosed about 30 years ago.