– Nasiru went on to say that the rejection of the system by the union was done in the spirit of patriotism.
The Academic Staff Union of Universities has revealed why it rejected the Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System initiated by the federal government. The chairman of the union in Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, Professor Rabi’u Nasiru, on Monday, November 4, said that ASUU opposed the system in an effort to save public higher institutions from collapsing, Daily Trust reports.
Nasiru claimed that it was unconstitutional for the federal government to compel members of the union to register in the scheme, which he described as a system that overlooks the autonomy of universities.
He said: “ASUU is only fighting for the survival of the university system. If people would brand us as corrupt because of doing that, so be it. “This government has compromised most of the state institutions, including the judiciary and they want to do the same to ASUU.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that ASUU had put on hold its move to go on a nationwide strike that came about after the initiation of the IPPIS. Biodun Ogunyemi, the president of the union, said that the decision was taken following deliberation with federal lawmakers.