Varsity lecturers enjoy Dec salary without IPPIS

Members of Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) have received their December salary despite their insistence that they would enroll on the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS) as directed by Federal Government.

ASUU’s national president, Professor Biodun Ogunyemi confirmed the payment in his Christmas message to members of the union.

The federal government, through the Office of the Accountant-General (OAGF) had threatened not to pay the December salary of any lecturer who failed to enroll on the IPPIS platform

However, the ASUU boss said his investigation showed that his colleagues were paid the salary even though they had not enrolled on the IPPIS.

ASUU president asked members to prepare for challenges ahead in 2020.

He lamented that Nigerians find it difficult to make ends meet due to the harsh economy, stating that the situation has made life unbearable for the masses while the few rich continue to enrich themselves at the expense of the majority.

Ogunyemi says the economy has hit the poor below the belt and made the yuletide meaningless.

He noted that celebration is more meaningful when the ordinary Nigerians have access to qualitative education, healthcare and other good things of life.

 “Comrades and compatriots, as we join the rest of the world for the Christmas and New Year holidays, let’s look back with thanksgiving and prepare for the challenges of the future. The season of love reminds us of our obligations to the poor and downtrodden.

“A celebration like this is more meaningful when the ordinary Nigerians have access to qualitative education, healthcare, and other good things of life. Happy holidays, as the struggle continues!”