ASUU directs Members to Boycott Federal Government Verification Exercise

The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, has directed its members to boycott the 2019 Personnel Data Verification forms being distributed by the Budget Office of the Federation, describing it as dubious.

ASUU rejects what it termed a move by the Federal Government to use the 2019 personnel verification exercise to forcefully incorporate lecturers into the Integrated Personal Payroll Information System, IPPIS.

President of the Union, Professor Biodun Ogunyemi, in a letter written to Chapter Chairmen of the Union, a copy of which was made available to newsmen in Ibadan by the Chairman University of Ibadan chapter, Professor Deji Omole, directed members not to fill the personnel verification form.

According to Ogunyemi, while the Union was not against any verification exercise, the form of the exercise being distributed requires the supply of “IPPIS number” implying a dubious trap to forcefully migrate the Union members into the IPPIS.

The Chairman University of Ibadan chapter, Professor Deji Omole, said the current IPPIS program does not accommodate the peculiarities of the job of university lecturers.

“The current state of IPPSI cannot accommodate the peculiarities of our job as scholar. Members should equally recall that the union has been engaging the federal government with a view to making relevant authorities to appreciate the implications and position of ASUU on the matter since 2014. Pending the resolution of the matter evidence of which shall be communicated to all members, no member of the union is allowed to enlist in the IPPIS,” Omole submitted.

About IPPIS

IPPIS is one of the Federal Government Reform Initiatives conceived to transform the Nigerian Public Service and make it more efficient and effective in service delivery

IPPIS Secretariat is a Department under the Office of the Accountant-General of the Federation responsible for payment of salaries and wages directly to Government employee’s bank account with appropriate deductions and remittances of 3rd party payments such as; Federal Inland Revenue Service, State Boards of Internal Revenue, National Health Insurance Scheme, National Housing Fund, Pension Fund Administrator, Cooperative Societies, Trade Unions Dues, Association Dues and Bank Loans.

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