Payment of Salary not Indication of Settlement with FG – ASUU

By Daniel Ayantoye

The President of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Prof. Abiodun Ogunyemi has called on members of the Union not to see the payment of their Salary as a favour by done to them by the Federal Government but as their deserved entitlement.

Prof. Ogunyemi said the payment of the salary was not an indication that the disagreement with the government was over.

The ASUU President said this in a statement of posted on the Union’s twitter handle on Saturday, 9th May, 2020.

The statement read: “He said members should not misconstrue the payment of withheld salaries as a favour done them by the federal government, adding that they were entitled to their wages as paid by their employers.

“The president wrote; “Trustees, POs (principal officers) and ZCs (zonal coordinators): Good evening comrades. A number of our colleagues have called or sent messages to make enquiries about payment of the withheld February and March 2020 salaries of our comrades.

“in federal universities through the rejected IPPIS platform. “It’s clear that what government paid was rightfully earned by our members, not anything special or doing us a favour. Therefore, ASUU members have no apologies withdrawing from their accounts as appropriate.”

“The president added in his message that the crisis was not yet over and that members should be prepared for continued opposition to the deployment of the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS) for the payment of their wages.

“He also said the resolution of all outstanding issues in the 2019 FGN/ASUU memoranda of action will continue to be pursued to a logical conclusion

“However, comrades are strongly advised to be prudent as the struggle for the rejection of IPPIS and resolution of outstanding issues in the February 2019 FGN/ASUU Memorandum of Action (MoA) is far from over. The struggle continues! He said.”

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