Ogunyemi Promises To Reconsider ‘Warning’ Strike

Ogunyemi Promises To Reconsider ‘Warning’ Strike

Eludoyin Oluwanisola

Prof. Abiodun Ogunyemi, the National President of Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), has promised to reconsider the ongoing two weeks warning strike.

At a meeting with the Speaker at the National Assembly Complex on Thursday in Abuja, he mentioned the major reason preventing the fast response to halting the strike.

According to the president, the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS) that the government was directing the union to join in, was not practised anywhere.

“We challenge them to tell us anywhere in the world where IPPIS is implemented in the universities, it will shut the door against foreign scholars, researchers and the rest.

“They said by attacking IPPIS, we are covering corruption, we cannot do that and we will not do that.

“We are saying that there are other ways of tackling corruption rather than IPPIS; we have to come up with a universities accountability system, and let’s join hands to implement it,” he said.

When asked if he could meet with other structures and halt the strike, he said, “This is why ASUU is always reluctant to go on strike; the structures we are talking about are not in Abuja.

“People will have to come from different parts of the country"

He, however, stated, "The best we can promise here is that you give us to early next week to consult and we will get back to you.”

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