The national president of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Prof. Emmanuel Osodeke, has stated that the Federal Government is yet to fulfill the demands of the Union, News About Nigeria reports.
He disclosed this in an interview, stating that the federal government is yet to implement its promise to remove tertiary institutions from the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System platform, IPPIS, adding that the February salary was paid through IPPIS.
Recall that in December 2023, the federal government had announced that tertiary institutions including universities, polytechnics, and colleges of education has been exempted from the platform, however, Osodeke lamented that the government wss yet to follow through with its promise, even after they had complained of several irregularities associated with IPPIS.
He also noted that the promise to pay four months’ salaries out of the seven and half months withheld salaries during the 2022 national strike has not been fulfilled.
He further stated that there have been no official communication from FG, adding that everything was at a standstill, adding that the Union would soon make known its decision through a press release.
He, therefore, urged the federal government to be up and doing and fulfill its promises to the Union to avoid dire consequences.
“Our member will decide, that is the reason we have been going on strike, even for salary review, yet, nothing has been done. Our February salary was paid with IPPIS, so nothing has been done or implemented. The government should do the needful and implement all the agreements they had with us,” he said.