Femi Oyelola, Kaduna
Academic Staff Union of Universities,Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria chapter has again rejected federal government’s directive on Integrated Personnel Payroll Information System (IPPIS) enrollment by its members.
Briefing Journalists after rising from the branch congress meeting held at Abdullahi Smith’s Lecture Threatre of the University, the branch chairman, Professor Rabiu Nasiru said the recent federal government directive on its members was a clear forceful implementation of IPPIS which violated the autonomy of federal universities.
“It is clear to all present that forceful implementation of IPPIS will violate the autonomy of Nigerian Federal Universities as enshrined in the Universities (Miscellaneous Provision) Amendment Act 2003(also called Universities Autonomy Act No.1, 2007.”
Reacting to federal government’s circular to commence the exercise from 25th November to 7th December,2019,ASUU countered that circulars issued to Ministries,Departments and Parastatals shall not be issued to universities, describing it as a breach of Law.
The chairman who spoke through the Assistant Secretary of Union, Dr Abubakar Zaria Ibrahim explained that universities were governed by councils as contained in the laws establishing the universities.