The University of Ilorin chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has joined other chapters to obey the two-weeks warning strike declared by its national body.
This development was confirmed to NAN by the Unilorin ASUU branch Chairman, Prof. Moyosore Ajao on Monday in Ilorin.
It will be the first time in about 20 years that the University of Ilorin will be affected by any ASUU strike.
The ASUU chairman noted that the Unilorin chapter was joining the strike to press home their demands from the government.
Naija News recalls the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), kick-started a two-weeks national warning strike with effect from Monday, 9th March.
According to the National President of the union, Professor Biodun Ogunyemi, who announced this, the strike action was to compel the federal government to implement the agreements and resolutions of Memorandum of Action discussed in the 2009 ASUU-FGN agreement, the 2013 Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) and the 2017 Memorandum of Action (MoU), all of which have not been implemented.
Prof. Ajao of Unilorin further explained that the two-week warning strike is over non-payment of salaries of lecturers who failed to enrol in the Federal Government’s Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System (IPPIS).
It will be recalled the federal government had asked all lecturers not captured on the Integrated Personnel Payroll Information System not to expect any February salary.
The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs. Zainab Ahmed, said this at the opening ceremony of a management retreat in Kano, saying that the objective of capturing lecturers on the IPPIS was to check corruption.
She also revealed that in spite of the resistance from the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), 55 percent of its members have been captured on the platform.