ASUU Memebers Fault FG, Lament Non Payment Of Salaries

ASUU Memebers Fault FG, Lament Non Payment Of Salaries

Members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities stated that, contrary to the federal government’s refusal, they have not been paid their salaries due to refusal to register on the integrated payroll and personnel information platform.

Three of the lecturers, who spoke with The PUNCH, said the bursary units of their institutions told them to get captured by IPPIS if they wanted their salaries.

Recall that the Director of Press, Mr Ben Goon, had said no lecturer was being owed because of IPPIS, adding that IPPIS was inevitable.

But a professor at the University of Ibadan, Ola-Davis, said she was being owed 15 months’ salary and she was told if she captured , she would get the entire 15 months’ salary.

Ola-Davis said, “I’m on vacation until March 2021; I am in debt from July 2020 till now. I am being owed eight months at my place of sabbatical and seven months here. I was told I have to be captured. So I am being starved because of IPPIS capturing.

“I have been coping by God’s grace, but you know it’s not easy because you work and you don’t get paid; and I kept getting in touch with them and they said I should come and capture. I was told that if I capture today, I will get all my money at the end of the month.”

Another lecturer, Prof. Yusuf Adamu from Bayero University Kano, said: “I was among the first group of victims because I and some of my colleagues did not receive any payment after the first appointment after paying a four-month tranche. We were pay in instalment. The last payment they made in the first week of May I received two months’ salary, I still have three months unpaid, except for this month, my colleague has seven months, about six months. We have suffered last year; We have no other source of income other than this job and we have to take care of our family. “

In addition, Prof Charles Oniekwe from Nnamdi Azikwe University, Akwa, Anambra state, admitted that he had not received a salary since February this year.

“I have made several attempts at the bursary unit of my university and they are saying that I should go and capture for IPPIS, But when you demand that they should put it down in writing so one can respond to whatever the issue is, they will just put it orally even when you write them that you have not been paid, they say except one goes to capture with IPPIS. There are others they didn’t pay.

I will tell whoever is there to obey the presidential directive which says all lecturers should be paid. It will not be good if the lecturers down tool again. You can imagine me teaching all these while and I have not been paid and I have a family. We have done first semester exam. We are planning second semester exam, If we down tool now, it is the youths that will be affected and thrown in to the streets.

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