- This comes after the FG’s announcement in December 2023, claiming the exemption of tertiary institutions from the IPPIS platform
The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has revealed that the Federal Government continues to use the Integrated Personnel Payroll Information System (IPPIS) for paying lecturers’ salaries.
Prof. Emmanuel Osodeke, the National President of ASUU, expressed dissatisfaction in an interview, stating that despite the government’s promise to remove tertiary institutions from the IPPIS platform, the February salary was still processed through IPPIS.
This comes after the FG’s announcement in December 2023, claiming the exemption of tertiary institutions, including universities, polytechnics, and colleges of education, from the IPPIS platform.
The IPPIS, unveiled in 2006, is a government initiative aimed at streamlining payroll for government ministries, departments, and agencies.
It was later extended to universities and colleges but was vehemently rejected by the workers who embarked on a protracted strike in 2020, and 2021.
They complained of several irregularities associated with IPPIS.
Osodeke added that none of the union’s demands had been fulfilled.
Speaking on whether ASUU would embark on a strike to agitate their demands, Osodeke said, “Our member will decide, that is the reason we have been going on strike, even for salary review, yet, nothing has been done. Our February salary was paid with IPPIS, so nothing has been done or implemented. The government should do the needful and implement all the agreements they had with us.”
Osodeke also said that ASUU would soon make known its decision through a press release.