Human Rights

Reps intervene in government, ASUU crisis

The Nigerian House of Representatives is to intervene in the conflict between government and Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, on the IPPIS issue.

In a motion of urgent public importance on the urgent need for the House to intervene in the crisis, Mr. Abbas Tajuddeen from Kaduna State described the IPPIS as a good policy that recorded great success.

The lawmaker, stated that if the government refused to back down on the ASUU’s demands, the union may embark on another strike which would jeopardize the current peace being enjoyed by universities in the country.

He said The attitude of ASSU to the program has led to the union threatening industrial action which would then add to the hardship of students and parents.

While the Federal Government is insisting on capturing university lecturers on the IPPIS, ASUU has insisted on being exempted from the system.

The Federal Government had said it had received the nominal roll of about 41 universities as part of moves to capture university workers, despite ASUU’s opposition.

Source: Voice of Nigeria