The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has said it would order its members to down tools if the Federal Government goes forward with its plan to stop salary payment to lecturers that fail to enroll in the Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System (IPPIS).
ASUU President, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi stated this over the weekend.
The Federal Government reportedly directed the Director of IPPIS in the Office of the Account General of the Federation, Mr. Olusegun Olufehinti to stop salary payment to erring lecturers.
The Herald gathered that the directive was subsequently passed to the Minister of Finance and Budget, Zainab Ahmad.
But Ogunyemi said that the union would activate its “no pay, no work” policy should the directive be implemented.
The ASUU President said, “We are not bothered. We have a long-standing resolution.
“It is very simple, we had a resolution reached at the Federal University Technology Minna, that if government should stop salaries of our members on the account of IPPIS memo which we have rejected and to truncate ongoing dialogue, that we will not hesitate to invoke our long-standing resolution of no pay, no work.
“That is our response,” Ogunyemi said.