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  • Updated: August 24, 2023

ASUU Threatens Disruption Of Industrial Peace Over Non-Payment Of Arrears

ASUU Threatens Disruption Of Industrial Peace Over Non-Payme

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has called for the immediate release of outstanding promotion arrears owed to its members by the Federal Government to avoid the disruption of industrial peace and harmony in universities across the nation. 

Following a National Executive Council (NEC) meeting held at the University of Maiduguri, the board made the request for the withheld payment through the office of the Accountant General of the Federation.

In a statement released on Thursday, ASUU also expressed confusion over reports of employment fraud facilitated by the discredited Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System.

“NEC noted with serious concern that ASUU members are currently owed several months of promotion arrears arising from distortions traceable to the forceful enrollment of academics on the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information platform.

NEC observed that the Office of the Accountant-General of the Federation has failed to address the issue despite several efforts by the union and university administrations.

“Consequently, ASUU calls on the OAGF to ensure the immediate release of the backlog of promotion arrears to our members in the interest of industrial peace and harmony.

“NEC was disturbed by reports of massive employment racketeering perpetuated by operators of the discredited IPPIS, including scandalous revelations at the recent sittings of House of Representatives’ Probe Panel on IPPIS.

NEC observed that the unsavoury trend has eroded the university employment tradition in violation of the provisions of the Universities (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2003, and Guidelines for Appointments and Promotions of individual universities. ASUU rejects all illegal appointments sponsored by the IPPIS and its agents in Nigerian public universities.”

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