Despite directive from the president, Muhammadu Buhari to clear withheld salaries of lecturers, the academic staff union of universities has disclosed that lecturers in seven federal universities are yet to receive their February and march 2020 salaries.
The ASUU President, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, revealed this to news men. He pointed out that the introduction of the controversial integrated payment and personnel information system platform by the government was the cause of the anomaly.
He further listed the affected university as the University of Jos, Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi, Federal University, Dutse, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, University of Maiduguri, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, and the Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike.
Ogunyemi also started that the government did not capture the biometrics and other basic information of the lecturers before deploying the IPPIS system.
ASUU insist that, it is a confirmation that the IPPIS is fraudulent and not credible for the university system and asked government to consider its alternative – the university transparency and accountability solution.
“When we talked about the inconsistency in the IPPIS, it also means that lecturers in seven federal universities were not paid their salaries were not paid their salaries and they are not happy about it. This was confirmed by our members.”
ASUU had proceeded on strike over the Federal Government’s insistence that the union should enroll in IPPIS, if not its members will not receive their salaries, but ASUU describe the introduction of IPPIS as a tunnel created to siphon government resources.