The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has urged the federal government to promptly release the outstanding promotion arrears owed to its members. This appeal is made with the aim of fostering industrial peace and harmony within Nigerian universities,leadership report.

ASUU conveyed this demand following the conclusion of its National Executive Council (NEC) meeting, which took place at the University of Maiduguri in Borno State.

The union expressed its concern about reports of employment irregularities associated with the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS) orchestrated by certain civil servants.

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NEC highlighted that ASUU members are currently facing delays in receiving their promotion arrears due to complications arising from the mandatory enrollment of academics onto the IPPIS platform. Despite multiple attempts by the union and university administrations, the Office of the Accountant-General of the Federation has yet to address this issue satisfactorily.

In response to these challenges, ASUU has called on the Office of the Accountant-General of the Federation to promptly release the backlog of promotion arrears owed to its members, emphasizing the importance of maintaining industrial peace and harmony.

Additionally, the lecturers’ union expressed its dismay regarding reports of widespread employment malpractice facilitated by individuals associated with the discredited IPPIS. ASUU cited disturbing revelations presented during the recent hearings of the House of Representatives’ Probe Panel on IPPIS.

NEC recognized that this troubling trend has violated established university employment norms and contravened the provisions outlined in the Universities (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act of 2003, as well as the Guidelines for Appointments and Promotions within individual universities. ASUU firmly rejected any unauthorized appointments orchestrated by the IPPIS and its agents within Nigerian public universities.


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