The Academic Staff Of University Union (ASUU),yesterday declared for an indefinite strike after the expiration of its two week warning strike.
National President of the union, Biodun Ogunyemi made the announcement at a press conference in Abuja on Monday.
In a statement by the president, He said “The union as decided to embark on total and indefinite strike from Monday ,he also added that the union rejects the use of force to enroll on Intergrated payroll and personal information system (IPPIS).
ASUU is embarking on the strike over the non-payment of salaries of their members who failed to enroll into the federal government’s IPPIS, a payroll software mandated for all public officials.
The federal government had introduced IPPIS as it own accountability software which should be compulsory for all public institution.
However,ASUU rejected the use of IPPIS for lectures, arguing it does not put into consideration some of the peculiar operations of universities.
Meanwhile,the lecture’s union developed its own UTAS which it is presenting to the government to adopt for universities.
The current ASUU Strike is taking effect despite the closure of all tertiary institutions by the federal government.
Also as a result of the covid 19 pandemic, the national university commission ordered universities across the country to close for a month beginning from march 23