ASUU Warns Of Industrial Unrest Unless FG Releases Promotion Arrears

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In the interest of labour peace and harmony in Nigerian universities, the Academic Staff Union of Universities has requested that the Federal Government, through the office of the Accountant General of the Federation, release outstanding promotion arrears owed to its members.

”This request comes in response to a National Executive Council meeting held at the University of Maiduguri.

The Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System was used to commit employment racketeering, according to a statement from the ASUU that was released on Thursday morning.

“NEC noted with considerable concern that ASUU members are currently owing many months’ worth of promotion arrears deriving from distortions traceable to the coercive enrollment of academics on the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information platform,” the statement states.

After many attempts by the union and university administrations, NEC noted that the Office of the Accountant-General of the Federation has not addressed the problem.

“As a result, in the interest of industrial peace and unity, ASUU calls on the OAGF to ensure the quick release of backlog of promotion arrears to our members.

“NEC was troubled by claims of widespread employment racketeering carried out by administrators of the defunct IPPIS, including scandalous revelations during the recent meetings of the House of Representatives Investigation Panel on IPPIS.

”NEC said that the dishonest practise has undermined university employment tradition in contravention of the Universities (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2003 and each university’s own guidelines for appointments and promotions.

”All unauthorised appointments sponsored by the IPPIS and its representatives in public colleges in Nigeria are rejected by ASUU.

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