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October 12 Resumption: We Can’t Work On Empty Stomach, Strike Indefinite – ASUU by valentineuwakwe(m): 1:09am On Oct 06, 2020
October 12 resumption date: Lecturers can’t work on empty stomach, strike indefinite – ASUU

FG withholds our salaries while negotiations are ongoing, says union

Every lecturer has been paid, all ASUU members now on IPPIS – Federal Govt

There were strong indications on Monday that students of public universities in the country would stay at home further as the Academic Staff Union of Universities dismissed the Federal Government’s directive that all educational institutions in the country should resume on Monday next week.

The National President of ASUU, Prof Biodun Ogunyemi, in a telephone interview with The PUNCH, said the Federal Government was not sincere about negotiations with the union, adding that lecturers would not resume on an empty stomach.

Ogunyemi specifically took a swipe at the Accountant General of the Federation, Mr Ahmed Idris, for violating a directive of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), that lecturers’ salaries should be paid.

He hinted that Nigerians should be ready for a long-drawn strike in universities with the way government was handing negotiations.

Also, the Non-Academic Staff Union on Monday said the Federal Government’s Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System was not transparent, saying many of its members were being cheated.

Both NASU and the Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Universities began a 14-day warning strike on Monday over the adoption of the IPPIS in universities and non-payment of minimum wage to their members.

The Minister of Education Adamu Adamu, had, at a media briefing in Abuja on Friday, said government had approved the reopening of educational institutions beginning from Monday, October 12.

Recall that all educational institutions in the country were shut in March following the outbreak of COVID-19.

But before March, the Federal Government and ASUU had been at loggerheads over the IPPIS, which the later said should not be adopted in universities because it would violate their autonomy.

Osun graduate killed on his way to poultry farm
Buhari, during the presentation of the 2020 budget in October last year, ordered ministries, departments and agencies to migrate to the IPPIS as part of efforts to check fraud.

On March 23, ASUU began an indefinite strike to force the Federal Government to implement its agreements with lecturers and protest against the IPPIS .

Responding to a question on when the strike would end, Ogunyemi stated, “You can’t expect people to go back to their offices on an empty stomach. You don’t expect my members to suspend this action when their demands have not been met. It is a very clear decision that anybody will make in this circumstance.”

He said that on August 18, ASUU wrote the Federal Government, stating that it was ready to demonstrate its University Transparency Accountability Solution, which it designed as alternative to the IPPIS.

According to him, the union did not receive government’s reply until September 30.

Explaining contents of the letters, he stated, “They said they were considering our requests for a meeting. Mainly, we raised two points in the letter we wrote to them, that we are ready to demonstrate our platform which is the alternative to the IPPIS. We had earlier presented it to the Ministry of Education, although we told the Ministry of Labour that they should facilitate presentation to other stakeholders, particularly the Office of the Accountant General of the Federation. It is from there we are being dribbled.”

Withholding our salaries not good for negotiations – Union

Berating the AGF, ASUU president stated, “The AGF has withheld salaries of our members. The salaries withheld range from three months to eight months and I don’t think that is good negotiations. If you think you can use hunger as a weapon of war against Nigerian academics, it means the government is not sincere about building an enviable university system in Nigeria.

“All these games of arm- twisting, intimidation and manipulation will not take them far and that is why we want Nigerians to prevail on the AGF to stop this attack on our members. He is using hunger as a weapon of war and he should get ready to be tried for genocide.

Govt wants to frustrate our payment platform – Lecturers

“We have reasons to believe they are trying to frustrate the new platform we have developed and we are not going to take that kindly because we used the contributions of our members to develop that platform. We didn’t take a kobo from government because we thought we should demonstrate patriotism.”

He recalled that at a meeting between the union and the government held on March 17, issues such as visitation panel to universities, earned academic allowances and revitalisation of the institutions were discussed.

“I want to assure Nigerians that while the AGF may claim that he is achieving his objectives by humiliating some lecturers, we have a vast majority of our lecturers who are resolute and they are ready and steady in the ongoing struggle and at the appropriate time the showdown will come and Nigerians will see the truth about what is behind the IPPIS,” Ogunyemi stated.

Efforts to get reactions of the Director of Information in the Office of the Accountant-General of the Federation, Henshaw Ogubike, did not succeed as he had not responded to questions sent to his phone as of the time of sending this report. He had earlier requested that the questions should be sent to his phone.

Every lecturer has been paid, all ASUU members now on IPPIS – FG

But the Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, in an interview with The PUNCH, said all lecturers had migrated to the IPPIS.

He said, “I think every ASUU member has been paid. They received their last salary in July, which was the period transfers were made last. What they haven’t received are their August and September salaries.”

On the allegations against the AGF, he said funds for salaries were not being given to universities, but paid into individuals’ accounts.

He stated, “You remember that the President gave a directive that they should be paid, so they submitted their details which were then used to migrate them to the IPPIS. So while they were still protesting that they didn’t want to be on the IPPIS, the IPPIS platform accommodated and paid them.

“ Even when they were on strike, we kept paying them. We paid in March, April, May, June and July. They are now on the IPPIS because during the period of the lockdown, there was no other way to pay them. When they gave us their bank verification numbers, we migrated them to the IPPIS and we are now paying them on the IPPIS.”

NASU says IPPIS not transparent, FG condemns strike

Meanwhile, the Federal Government on Monday condemned the 14-day strike embarked upon by SSANU and NASU.

The Director of Press and Public Relations, Federal Ministry of Education, Ben Goong, in an interview with The PUNCH, said, “The strike action is unfortunate, unnecessary and uncalled for.”

However, the General Secretary of NASU, Peter Adeyemi, in a telephone interview with one of our correspondents, asked, “How can someone in the Federal Ministry of Education be saying our strike is uncalled for? “

He said although the union initially supported the IPPIS, it later discovered that government was not keeping its promise.

Some of our members are not paid, some shortchanged – NASU

Adeyemi stated, “Government started implementing the IPPIS and started shortchanging our members. If we did not agree to key into the platform, they would call us irresponsible. But we have discovered that they are not transparent. The problem started in March. We will only call off the strike when they correct all the anomalies. Some of our members were shortchanged, while some were not paid at all. There are a whole lot them.”

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Re: October 12 Resumption: We Can’t Work On Empty Stomach, Strike Indefinite – ASUU by Reeoman(m): 1:25am On Oct 06, 2020
somethng i stil dont understand, what wrong with ippis?
They Claim It Nt Transparent And Yet They Wont Gve A Good Reason Why.. I Guess All Dey Want Is For ASUU To Control D Salaries Of Lecurers, They Just Want To Collect Money From Fg Nd Spend Like They Wish To

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Re: October 12 Resumption: We Can’t Work On Empty Stomach, Strike Indefinite – ASUU by Samfloxin(m): 2:53am On Oct 06, 2020
I am currently receiving salary through IPPIS platform. The only good thing about the platform is that the unnecessary deductions by school management has stopped. The truth is that this government uses the platform for their selfish interest. The kind of tax they deduct from worker's salary is very painful. Do you believe that chief lecturers pay more than 50 thousand naira taxes,even professors. The deduction has rendered the new minimum wage useless... completely useless.

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Re: October 12 Resumption: We Can’t Work On Empty Stomach, Strike Indefinite – ASUU by Enudapan: 3:06am On Oct 06, 2020
Nah eh! No qualms
This is so unsophisticated


Nigerian undergraduate should
Kukuma lit up a mushin weed
Forget about School nd seriously start up a bombing Carrier
For the main time

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Re: October 12 Resumption: We Can’t Work On Empty Stomach, Strike Indefinite – ASUU by CodeTemplar: 4:36am On Oct 06, 2020
But can down tools on empty stomach

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Re: October 12 Resumption: We Can’t Work On Empty Stomach, Strike Indefinite – ASUU by CodeTemplar: 4:38am On Oct 06, 2020
Enudapan:

Nigerian undergraduate should
Kukuma lit up a mushin weed
They don't grow weed in mushim. an urban area.

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Re: October 12 Resumption: We Can’t Work On Empty Stomach, Strike Indefinite – ASUU by Jaycobbs(m): 5:23am On Oct 06, 2020
Samfloxin:
I am currently receiving salary through IPPIS platform. The only good thing about the platform is that the unnecessary deductions by school management has stopped. The truth is that this government uses the platform for their selfish interest. The kind of tax they deduct from worker's salary is very painful. Do you believe that chief lecturers pay more than 50 thousand naira taxes,even professors. The deduction has rendered the new minimum wage useless... completely useless.

If they even used the tax to make the country a better place, it wouldn't be half as painful

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Re: October 12 Resumption: We Can’t Work On Empty Stomach, Strike Indefinite – ASUU by Uyi168: 6:19am On Oct 06, 2020
Samfloxin:
I am currently receiving salary through IPPIS platform. The only good thing about the platform is that the unnecessary deductions by school management has stopped. The truth is that this government uses the platform for their selfish interest. The kind of tax they deduct from worker's salary is very painful. Do you believe that chief lecturers pay more than 50 thousand naira taxes,even professors. The deduction has rendered the new minimum wage useless... completely useless.
..
This is the fear a lecturer friend of mine shared with me.

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Re: October 12 Resumption: We Can’t Work On Empty Stomach, Strike Indefinite – ASUU by Xixtie(f): 7:19am On Oct 06, 2020
Samfloxin:
I am currently receiving salary through IPPIS platform. The only good thing about the platform is that the unnecessary deductions by school management has stopped. The truth is that this government uses the platform for their selfish interest. The kind of tax they deduct from worker's salary is very painful. Do you believe that chief lecturers pay more than 50 thousand naira taxes,even professors. The deduction has rendered the new minimum wage useless... completely useless.
You just typed trash, how about you tell us how much chief lecturers, associate proffesors and professors are paid to be taxed above 50k?
I pay a tax of #18,350 monthly and it is indirectly proportional to my monthly pay and there is no harm in it. Do you even know how much a professor earns? How on hell does their tax render the minimum wage useless? Those who could complain of unfavourable minimum wage are those at the base of the payroll not the senior staff and officials. You should not pay tax at all then.
I can even swear you are just a wannabe staff, you don't know how the system works.
Now get off my sight and make the right complaints.

vecman22:


Oga no be fight na
Actually na fight.
Does it make sense at all to talk about how much you are taxed without opening up on how much you are paid?
The assistant lecturers, other junior staff and co are the ones being probably underpaid and whatever benefits come out of this nonsensical strike won't even get to them. And that one was foolishly writing about professors as if na small money them dey collect.

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Re: October 12 Resumption: We Can’t Work On Empty Stomach, Strike Indefinite – ASUU by Kampack: 7:40am On Oct 06, 2020
FG isn't ready to be sincere. Education isn't their priority yet.

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Re: October 12 Resumption: We Can’t Work On Empty Stomach, Strike Indefinite – ASUU by EMXTAN1(m): 7:41am On Oct 06, 2020
What exactly is working well in this country every thing is just inside out

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Re: October 12 Resumption: We Can’t Work On Empty Stomach, Strike Indefinite – ASUU by ODJ124(m): 7:42am On Oct 06, 2020
Join ippis u said u want utas......

those on IPPIS Has been paid their salaries .....

thought u said u where fighting for infrastructure.. ET Al..... So it for ur stomach....



Thread seen.....

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Re: October 12 Resumption: We Can’t Work On Empty Stomach, Strike Indefinite – ASUU by Carthman(m): 7:42am On Oct 06, 2020
E don Red for students this year already shocked

What an extra year angry

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Re: October 12 Resumption: We Can’t Work On Empty Stomach, Strike Indefinite – ASUU by Ekundayo7574(m): 7:42am On Oct 06, 2020
Yes the strike should continue cheesy grin grin

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Re: October 12 Resumption: We Can’t Work On Empty Stomach, Strike Indefinite – ASUU by djflexcy: 7:42am On Oct 06, 2020
Government should do something about this, they shouldn't delay student graduating

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Re: October 12 Resumption: We Can’t Work On Empty Stomach, Strike Indefinite – ASUU by RaptObserver: 7:42am On Oct 06, 2020
No be lie. That IPPIS platform is not the ultimate means of payment. Government can work out a new and transparent platform with ASUU to bring lasting peace. People in accountant general's office still manage to illegally use IPPIS to enrich themselves allegedly.

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Re: October 12 Resumption: We Can’t Work On Empty Stomach, Strike Indefinite – ASUU by Wassapviews: 7:43am On Oct 06, 2020
All I can see here are two criminals trying to outsmart each other.

Pathetic!

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Re: October 12 Resumption: We Can’t Work On Empty Stomach, Strike Indefinite – ASUU by sylarada(f): 7:43am On Oct 06, 2020
Chai!

Nigerian Universities vs ASUU grin
Re: October 12 Resumption: We Can’t Work On Empty Stomach, Strike Indefinite – ASUU by Slawormir: 7:43am On Oct 06, 2020
Damnnn niggarrr
Isoright...
What ever ippis is deducting from salaries of workers is backed my law...

For every other allowances not paid is not ippis fault

Unions should meet with salaries and wages commission to formalize any agreement reached and forward it to the office of the accountant general of the federation

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Re: October 12 Resumption: We Can’t Work On Empty Stomach, Strike Indefinite – ASUU by Factfinder1(m): 7:43am On Oct 06, 2020
FG hear their cries and pay them just as you are always in a haste to pay bandits and Islamic terrorists

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Re: October 12 Resumption: We Can’t Work On Empty Stomach, Strike Indefinite – ASUU by Adaorababy(f): 7:44am On Oct 06, 2020
I don't understand why this country pays the least attention to education.

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Re: October 12 Resumption: We Can’t Work On Empty Stomach, Strike Indefinite – ASUU by Logon59: 7:44am On Oct 06, 2020
Hmm
Re: October 12 Resumption: We Can’t Work On Empty Stomach, Strike Indefinite – ASUU by DenreleDave(m): 7:44am On Oct 06, 2020
grin grin

ASUU is always hungry.
Re: October 12 Resumption: We Can’t Work On Empty Stomach, Strike Indefinite – ASUU by AmazingELixir: 7:44am On Oct 06, 2020
lipsrsealed

ASUU and the Federal government have irredeemably damaged our educational system.
Re: October 12 Resumption: We Can’t Work On Empty Stomach, Strike Indefinite – ASUU by anonimi: 7:44am On Oct 06, 2020
Samfloxin:
I am currently receiving salary through IPPIS platform. The only good thing about the platform is that the unnecessary deductions by school management has stopped. The truth is that this government uses the platform for their selfish interest. The kind of tax they deduct from worker's salary is very painful. Do you believe that chief lecturers pay more than 50 thousand naira taxes,even professors. The deduction has rendered the new minimum wage useless... completely useless.

The curse of Barawo Bubu and his Association of Past/Present Criminals, APC on all sectors of our socio-economic life.


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Re: October 12 Resumption: We Can’t Work On Empty Stomach, Strike Indefinite – ASUU by Gwagone: 7:45am On Oct 06, 2020
Not again

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Re: October 12 Resumption: We Can’t Work On Empty Stomach, Strike Indefinite – ASUU by Trippledee(m): 7:45am On Oct 06, 2020
I wish I could scream my voice across the universe to show how happy I am today, happy birthday to me!

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Re: October 12 Resumption: We Can’t Work On Empty Stomach, Strike Indefinite – ASUU by NaijaCover(m): 7:45am On Oct 06, 2020
Last Last, School Na Scam

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