The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), declared yesterday that forcing the Integrated Personnel Payroll System (IPPIS) on its members is a violation of the university autonomy act.
The chairman of the union’s chapter in Ibadan, Professor Deji Omole, who made this declaration in a statement made available to newsmen, said although the unio stands for accountability, it will resist any attempt by the government to violate existing laws and autonomy of the University.
Omole, while speaking, said that any attempt to force the IPPIS on the lecturers is illegal, adding that the Union is ready for another battle with the government over planned imposition of the IPPIS on her members.
Omole said that the federal government template was designed to phase-out university lecturers who are above 60 years which is against the new policy where professors retire at 70 years.
Omole lashed out at the Buhari led government for consistently demonstrating his hatred for public funded universities by the introducing many illegal policies that negatively affected the smooth running of the universities.
The ASUU boss noted that FG has also failed to honour any policy that that will improve the quality education in Nigeria.