The leadership of the academic staff union of universities has decided to sanction 240 lecturers who went against their directive to enroll in the Integrated Personnel Payment Information System (IPPIS) which was part of the reason the union went on the nine-month-old strike action which was conditionally suspended pending compliance of the federal government to the issues in contention.
Findings show that not lesser than 240 lecturers and professors at the University of Lagos went in contravention of the union’s directives against enrolling on IPPIS as provided by the federal government to be the payment medium for their salaries of which the union had opposed and proposed an alternative payment known as University Transparency and Accountability Solution which is still undergoing test running.
The lecturers and professors who were found culpable of this act were punished accordingly by the UNILAG chapter of ASUU which will serve as a deterrence to others who may be nursing such intention. This sanction came one week after which the nine-month-old strike action of the union was conditionally suspended.
Furthermore, the members of the National Information Technology Development Agency were also instructed by its leadership not to enroll in IPPIS because the new payment medium aims to sabotage the sovereignty of the Universities. This position was made known to the general public via the official ASUU Twitter handle