ASUU Chairman, University of Abuja branch, Dr. Kassim Umaru has said that the Integrated Payroll Personnel Information System (IPPIS) of the Federal Government is a scam.
This follows a directive from the Office of Accountant-General of the Federation that data of university workers and colleges of education would be captured on the system between Monday November 25 and December 7, 2019, According to The Nation Nigeria.
In his statement on Saturday in Abuja, he asked why some federal government agencies such as Federal Inland Revenue Services, Central Bank of Nigeria, and others were not captured on the platform but only ASUU.
“There is massive corruption in IPPIS. Did government care to investigate IPPIS itself? We are saying why is CBN not in IPPIS? Why is NDIC not in IPPIS? Why is Federal Inland Revenue not in IPPIS? But the lecturers who are just collecting stipends to be pulled into IPPIS so that our legal entitlement will not be paid”, Dr. Kasim said.
He also said that his chapter will comply with Union directive because the ASUU had directed its members not to enrolled into the payment system.
“We are not going to allow it. We are not going to be part of the staff that are going to be enrolled in IPPIS. We took a resolution and we are reaffirming the direction of the national, that is NEC. NEC took a decision that we are not going to get enrolled into IPPIS and you know what our union is actually against is that the university has an autonomy and if you look at it clearly, this autonomy we are saying is enshrined in Section 2AA of the University Miscellaneous Provision Amendment Act of 2003 which clearly explained the role of the Governing Council”.