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Workers in Nigerian universities declare strike over IPPIS

 
A report by Daily Trust indicates that the Non-Academic Staff Union (NASU) and Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) have declared a strike.

Comrade Samson Ugwoke, the national president of SSANU speaking on behalf of the Joint Action Committee (JAC) of the unions disclosed this at the end of its meeting while addressing newsmen in Abuja.

The strike will commence effective from the date of school resumption after the coronavirus lockdown has been lifted.

Ugwoke noted that the leadership of both unions were under tremendous pressure by its principals.

Ugwoke while lamenting over the challenges of short payments of salaries in almost all the federal institutions, added that it had become a case of ‘from frying own to fire following the enrollment of its members into the IPPIS platform.

He berated the system noting that the audience was that the short payments and mutilated salaries would cease upon enrollment in the scheme.

The national president of SSANU further said that because of the inconsistencies and irregularities currently being witnessed in the payment of salaries and emolument of members enrollment for the scheme has turned out to be a complete disaster.

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