The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) is set to sanction its members in about seven universities who defied its directives and enrolled into the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System(IPPIS).
It, however, added that notwithstanding the defiance by some of its members in the University of Benin (UNIBEN); Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife; Federal University, Oye Ekiti, Ekiti State and University of Nsukka, Nsukka, it recorded about 90 per cent compliance with the union’s directive for lecturers to shun the IPPIS enrollment.
The Chairman of ASUU, Usman Dan Fodio University , Sokoto, Dr. Abubakar Sabo Yabo, told THISDAY that out of 1,200 ASUU members in the university, only six had enrolled.
The enrollment ended on December 7 but there were strong indications at the weekend that the federal government would extend it.
Abubakar said the six erring members would appear before the ethics and disciplinary committee to explain their action.
He added that if found culpable, they would be sanctioned, saying that the union got to know those who enrolled because its monitoring team was working with the enrollment officials appointed by the federal government.
Also the Chairman of ASUU at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Dr. Christian Opata, told THISDAY that 13 members of the union enrolled into IPPIS.
“We are waiting for the national leadership to give us directives on what to do to our members who decided to enroll into the scheme. It is not in the power of the branch chairman to sanction them. But the fact remains that they shall be sanctioned,” he said.
On his part, the zonal ASUU chairman, Dr. Jamilu Shehu, said only two academic staff enrolled at the Federal University, Dutsinma, Katsina State.
He added that at the end of the enrollment, the union would collate the names of those who enrolled and know the next line of action.
The Chairman of ASUU, University of Ilorin branch, Professor Salihu Moyosore Ajao, also told THISDAY that the national leadership of the union would mete out appropriate stiffer sanctions against those that enrolled into IPPIS.
Aja said the grievances and ethics committee of the union would be mandated to discipline those that flouted its directive.
“It is disheartening that some members of the union can contravene order of ASUU not to participate in the IPPIS registration exercise. But, the union would use its sledge hammer on such people that sneaked out to do the IPPIS registration exercise because the exercise is an illegal one that would not see the light of the day.
“There is grievances and ethics committee that is saddled with such issue and I know that appropriate sanctions would be meted out on such people so as to serve as a deterrent to others,” he added.