The Nigeria Employers’ Consultative Association (NECA) has called on the Federal Government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to find a meeting point on the issue of enrolment of members of ASUU on the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS).
Speaking in a statement on the feud between Federal Government and Academic Staff Union of Universities over the implementation of the Integrated Payroll and Personal Information System (IPPIS), the Director General of NECA, Dr. Timothy Olawale, impressed on the Federal Government and ASUU “to find a common ground on the issue that has lingered on for months” while urging both parties not “to allow it degenerate into an industrial action that will further cripple and slow down the education sector of our dear country.Thereare procedures to resolve disagreements in our Industrial Relations System and either party can initiate the process”.
Dr. Olawale further stated that “both the Federal Government and ASUU have their respective views and positions, which is quite understandable.
However, it is very critical and important for both parties to find a meeting point on the issue. Our Educational system needs to be protected against unwarranted disruption. The interest of the Students and the society should also be considered”.
While appreciating the importance of implementing IPPIS, the NECA boss also stressed the peculiarity of the University system, particularly, the nature of the work of Academics as it might not be so suitable for IPPIS, which, therefore, calls for further consultations between both parties in order to resolve the issue.
In conclusion and in the unlikely event that dialogue had broken down irretrievably, Dr. Olawale urged the parties to be guided by our Labour Laws and approach the National Industrial Court of Nigeria for a pronouncement in order to save the Education Sector from an imminent industrial Action.
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