The National President, Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU)
Professor Biodun Ogunyemi on Wednesday said public university lecturers
have received the December salary despite not enrolling in the
controversial Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System
The federal government, through the office of the
Accountant General, had threatened that any lecturer who failed to
enroll in the IPPIS would not be paid December salary.
the ASUU boss said his findings across the public universities showed
lecturers have been paid the December salary even though they refused to
enroll in the IPPIS.
The ASUU President made the observation in a message sent to members of the Intellectual Union to mark Christmas.
Ogunyemi urged members of the Union to look back with thanksgiving, the
ASUU President asked them to prepare for challenges ahead in the New
He revealed that Nigerians are finding it very difficult to
make ends meet due to the harsh economic policies of the present
administration, 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.
The ASUU boss said the poor and downtrodden have nothing to celebrate their Christmas.
to Ogunyemi, worsening state of the economy has hit the poor masses
below the belt and made the yuletide period meaningless.
that celebration is more meaningful when the ordinary Nigerians have
access to qualitative education, healthcare and other good things of
There are indications that the tertiary education sector
will be charged up next year following refusal of ASUU members to enroll
He said: “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
“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! Biodun Ogunyemi.”