Registrar of the University of Ilorin, Mr Mansur Alfanla, on Wednesday appealed tothe Federal Government to grant Nigeria universities total autonomy.
He told newsmen that partial autonomy granted universities did not augur well for adequate and effective service delivery.
Alfanla explained that the imposition of the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS) by the Federal Government to pay varsity staff was a negation of the essence of varsity autonomy.
He added that money should be given to universities to pay their staff rather than centralising the payment in Abuja.
He said also that the essence of autonomy fought for by trade unions in universities was to enable their Governing Councils to take decisions based on their peculiar situations.