UNIBEN ASUU would comply fully if ASUU is compelled to declare a nationwide strike_Dr. Joy Omoregie
The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), University of Bénin chapter has vowed that its members would not be intimidated to enrolled in the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS) as directed by the Federal Government of Nigeria.
It said no amount of threat or blackmail would made it shift ground.
A press statement according to thenation newspaper signed by UNIBEN-ASUU Chairman, Dr. Joy Omoregie and Secretary, Fabian Amaechina said it was appalled at the forcibly implemention of IPPIS in Nigeria federal universities.
Dr. Omoregie said it aligned itself with the NEC declaration to call out its members on a nationwide strike if any member of the union is victimised for refusal to enrol into the IPPIS platform.
He said “UNIBEN ASUU would comply fully if ASUU is compelled to declare a nationwide strike should the federal government renege on the full Implemantation of any aspect of both agreement and the MoA reached in 2009”.
“We have equally come to the conclusion that it is the federal government’s ploy to renege on its agreement with our union in furtherance of its intent on abdicating its duty and responsibility to adequately fund education in Nigeria.
“In particular, we note that government is scheming to abandon the long overdue renegotiation of the ASUU-FGN 2009 Agreement and also avoid fully honouring the February 2019 Memorandum of Action(MoA) it freely signed with ASUU.
“And, for the umpteenth time, we restate our unequivocal rejection of IPPIS and vow that no amount of threat or blackmail will sway our resolve.”
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