President Muhammadu Buhari says only federal workers that have been captured by the Integrated Personnel Payroll Information System (IPPIS) platform will continue to receive salaries.
Buhari said this when he presented the 2021 budget of N13.08trillion to the joint session of the National Assembly in Abuja on Thursday.
The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), currently on industrial action, has vowed never to key into the IPPIS platform, as demanded by the government.
ASUU had since claimed to have developed an alternative salary platform for University workers.
ASUU National President, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, said that the union’s ongoing strike would continue in spite of government’s decision to reopen schools shutdown due to COVID-19 pandemic.
“We started our industrial action before the outbreak of coronavirus disease in the country.
“All the issues we raised are yet to be addressed. The government is free to open its schools, just…
Source: Vanguard Newspaper