By Mike Adeyemi
The Academic Staff Union of University (ASUU), University of Ilorin
chapter has reaffirmed its earlier position not to participate in the
Integrated Personnel Payroll System (IPPIS) contrary to reports that
registration commenced at the university, last week.
The Union made this known through a press release signed by its
Chairman, Prof. Moyosore Ajao at the weekend.
According to him, “the position of our members on IPPIS still stands
contrary to a media publication affirming the institution’s
involvement in the exercise.
“All attention have been drawn to the recent publication on the above
subject matter which after investigated were found to be untrue and a
calculated attempt to embarrass the branch and ridicule our cherished
colleagues at the topmost level (Professors).
“The Union thanked all the members for remaining resolute to the
Congress’ decision not to have anything to do with IPPIS until further
directions are given by our national body.
“We appeal to our members to consciously and continually be on guard
as some sponsored elements from within and outside the Union are
trying to distract us from our noble objectives. They will not succeed
because our collective will and sincerity will see us through,” Ajao
The Union assured all members that the executives are on top of the
matter and that they are already demanding retract of the fake and
biased report from the concerned media.
“Congress members should be aware that our branch, being strategic, is
very key to those who want to break our rank using various methods,
including sensational headlines in various media.
“There is no amount of intimidation, blackmail and propaganda that
would make us surrender our collective decision to salvage the
university system,” the statement added.
The ASUU Chairman however assured members that a monitoring team is
being constituted to ensure total compliance with the resolution of
“We all need to remember that, together we bargain and as individuals,
we beg. For our Union makes us strong.”