The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has stirred up outrage on social media platforms for threatening to embark on strike over the federal government’s directive on Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS).

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The federal government had recently issued a directive for the implementation of the IPPIS for the payment of salaries of all federal government workers.

The directive, from President Muhammadu Buhari, had mandated that any federal government worker, not registered on IPPIS, will not be paid salary, starting from October 31.

Ade Adejumo, coordinator of ASUU’s south-west branch, threatened a nationwide strike if the federal government fails to remit the salaries of its members by the end of October 2019.

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The impending strike has, however, sparked outrage on social media platforms especially Twitter, where Nigerians are currently expressing their anger and frustration at the union’s refusal to join the payroll system.

“It’s like ASUU think they can use no longer in vogue rod of affliction to muzzle the government to yield to all whims and caprices? They are joking! They are too selfish a union,” a Twitter user said.

“If ASUU should proceed on their illegal strike because of the IPPS, the Federal Govt should just recruit new lecturers to teach in all the Universities. Some of us with Master Degree& PhDs who might be interested in lecturing would have an opportunity to secure those positions,” another user said.

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Here is what some Nigerians had to say:

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