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Lecturers set to resist new payroll plans

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) Sunday vowed to resist any attempt by the Federal Government to impose the Integrated Personnel Payroll System (IPPIS) on the university lecturers in the country.

President Muhammadu Buhari had directed all Ministries, Departments, and Agencies (MDAs), including universities, drawing their personnel cost from the Consolidated Revenue Fund (CRF) to enroll in the IPPIS.

The President also demonstrated his determination to enforce the system by issuing a directive that any federal government worker not captured on the IPPIS by October 31 would not be paid his monthly salary.

According to him, the introduction of the system was part of his administration’s efforts at managing personnel costs in line with its anti-graft crusade.

To counter the president’s directive, ASUU had summoned an emergency National Executive Council (NEC) meeting where they resolved that the leadership of the union at university levels should begin mobilisation of members across the country for effective action on the matter.