–As State Governments make decisions
As the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) threatens to embark on a nationwide strike if the Federal Government stops salaries of lecturers this January, some State Governments have said that lecturers in their different state Universities will not join the industrial strike by ASUU over IPPIS: Integrated Personnel and Payroll System, stating that the issue of IPPIS is strictly binding on the Federal Government Universities.
In an interview with newsmen, the Oyo State Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Prof. David Sangodoyin has said that state universities and their lecturers have no ground of joining the ASUU strike, adding that the State and Federal Universities Lecturers are under different employers and that IPPIS has nothing to do; and does not concern state versities.
The Cross River State Government has also taken a stand on the strike matter, stating that her State University: CRUTECH will not join the strike.
The Accountant General of the Federation, Hammed Iris had asked the Ministry of Finance to to pay salaries to Universities Lecturers in January, 2020, stating in his latter to the ministry that payment of salaries would be done via IPPIS.
And since IPPIS does not concern state owned versities, a lot of them would not join the planned nationwide industrial strike as it does not affect them in any way.
From this, it is obvious that states like Akwa Ibom, Cross River, Oyo and others may not join the strike.