The National Coordinator of the Congress of Nigerian Universities Academics (CONUA), Niyi Sunmonu has denied being a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Naija News reports he made the submission on Wednesday during an interview appearance on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily.
IPPIS Or UTAS
Asked if CONUA agrees with the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) by rejecting the federal government’s Integrated Payroll and Personnel information system (IPPIS) and proposing the adoption of the University Transparency and Accountability Solution (UTAS), Sunmonu said no system is perfect.
He argued that the bone of contention is not about the payment software but the wage structure of University lecturers.
We Are Yet To Receive Our Salary
The CONUA boss added that just like their ASUU counterparts, they have not been paid due to the lingering strike and the decision of the government to adopt the no-work-no-pay policy.
“Our salaries have not been paid though we have been working,” he highlighted.
Despite agreeing that some of the demands by ASUU are justified, he said using strike to press home the demands is not the best option.
He instead recommended continuous dialogue.
“Negatives of strike outweigh positives,” he said.