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Yoruba youths condemns ASUU’s opposition to IPPIS


Warn N’Assembly against sabotaging Buhari’s agenda
A group, Yoruba Youth Socio-Cultural Association (YYSA) Worldwide, has warned the National Assembly not to sabotage President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration’s effort in ensuring transparency in the payment of salaries to civil/public servants in Nigeria through Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS).

In a statement by its National President, Olalekan Hammed yesterday and made available to The Guardian in Ibadan, the group said: “As the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) is desperately lobbying the National Assembly in order to be exempted from IPPIS, caution must be taken.

“The vice chancellors of universities in Nigeria are currently panicking over the possibility of losing their jobs if IPPIS is successfully implemented in universities. For it would expose their various atrocities such as multiple salary and allowances, ghost workers, secret recruitment and other sharp practices.

“They (VCs) through ASUU are ready to ‘settle’ the National Assembly to frustrate IPPIS adoption. It’s left for the leadership not to allow their integrity to be derided.

“If ASUU decides to embark on industrial action, there is no course for alarm. No amount of threat should hinder the enforcement of IPPIS in Nigerian institutions.

“Consequently, ASUU would be shocked whenever it embarks on strike with the kind of mockery that would welcome its action from Nigerian youths having been aware of the selfishness and peculiar corrupt practices in the university system.

“Besides, the National Assembly should consider the fact that if ASUU at the end of the day successfully reject IPPIS or go for alternative, other agencies would later fault Federal Government for bias in its implementation.”

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