FG Urged ASUU to Embrace IPPIS
The Minister of Education for state Emeka Nwajiuba has urged the Academic Staff Union of University to join the federal government Integrated Payroll and Personal Information System (IPPIS). The Minister was speaking via Skype on Channels Television News at 10 yesterday, wondered why ASUU as a body is resisting the IPPIS payment system.
“myself and ASUU, we all are employees of the federal government, the same way I receive my employment via IPPIS is the same way other Nigerians received theirs, if any other person wants to use a different format for his own employment, am not sure why, when I first join the cabinet, I noticed that there were disparities in some of my……………..whatever the deductions were, and I went back to IPPIS and they address it.
IPPIS is a platform the military has joined, it is a platform the police has joined, and every other persons who is being paid by the federal government, I will gladly want the universities to be helped, so that the council could raise the money and pay themselves.
The federal government who pay all of us says they want to pay us by knowing who we are, and if you have any problem with some of the disparities you go back to the same federal government, I don’t pay them, the ministry of education don’t pay them, mallam Adamu Adamu has been on this matter with the NUC executive to try to make this work with them.”
ASUU proceeded on strike over the federal government insistence that the union should enroll in IPPIS if not its members will not receive their salaries.