Despite the intervention of the leadership of the Senate, the Academic Staff Union of Nigerian Universities (ASUU) yesterday insisted that its members will not enrol in the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS).
The union also said it has come up with a home-grown alternative payment platform for university lecturers called University Transparency and Accountability Solution (UTAS).
This is just as the Senate has called on both the federal government and the union to shift ground on the issue of payment of lecturers salaries via IPPIS as well as other outstanding issues.
President of ASUU, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, who made the stand of the union known to journalists at the end of a three-hour meeting with President of the Senate, Dr. Ahmad Lawan, declared that the union leadership had a fruitful deliberation with Lawan “during which we insisted on our members not being part of IPPIS”.
He stated that the union has come up with an alternative platform to IPPIS called UTAS, which had since been explained to the Senate leadership.
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