The Minister of State for Education has insisted that the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) cannot dictate to the Federal Government what platform is to be used in paying their salaries.

Emeka Nwajiuba stated this while addressing journalists after receiving the presidential Nomination Form of the All Progressives Congress (APC) purchased for him by the Project Nigeria Group, Nwajiuba stated that lecturers should address issues on payment of their salaries within the ambit of the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS).

He said;

“It is impractical and incongruous to continuously expect that somebody who is paid a salary continues to dictate to the someone who pays him: ‘This is how you must pay me’. This is where this anomaly is.

“We have pleaded with ASUU that ‘If there any areas where your salaries fall short, kindly address them within the ambit of IPPIS because that’s what the government has now.’”