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IPPIS: Unilorin ASUU Joins Strike

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Following recent abduction of one of its member, Prof Yinka Adegbehingbe by Fulani herdsmen, the Academic Staff Union of Universities, Obafemi Awolowo University branch, on Thursday called on the Inspector General of Police and Osun State Police Commissioner to address the rising incidence of kidnapping in the country or risk industrial action by lecturers.
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Ganiyat Ganiyu

The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, University of Ilorin Chapter, on Tuesday joined a two-week warning strike.

Professor Moyosore Ajao, Unilorin ASUU branch Chairman on Monday, in Ilorin, confirmed to newsmen that it would join the industrial action called by  union at the national level, to press home their demands.

Ajao, revealed that the two-week warning strike is over non-payment of salaries of lecturers who failed to enroll in the Federal Government’s Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System, IPPIS.

It was earlier reported that the National President of ASUU, Professor Biodun Ogunyemi, has called on affected members to embark on two weeks warning strike following the ASUU National Executive Council meeting held in Enugu.

Professor Ajao warned that any lecturer found conducting examinations for students until the leadership reviewed the strike action will be sanctioned.

He said; “The strike is total in the University of Ilorin, we are joining the strike and our members are excited because nobody has the right to take our salaries for granted.

“Nothing lasts forever, we are in a new dawn, whatever has a beginning must have an end. It is an irony of life that I will lead strike in UNILORIN after 20years, and I have no regret about that.”

Professor Ajao further said; “They have the right to threaten us that they are not going to pay our salaries, that they are going to get all of us sacked so that they will bring foreigners as lecturers. Let them bring foreigners and bring Coronavirus into this country.

“We will not fold our arms and allow people to destroy the collective wealth of this country, it won’t happen,” he said.

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