Lecturers to get January salaries as govt postpones IPPIS implementation

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The Nigerian government has postponed the implementation of the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS) platform in universities till February.

This means that staff in federal universities would still receive their salaries through their respective bursary departments.

A source at the Accountant-General office told EduCeleb.com that this postponement would enable the government officials perfect data computation they gathered last December.

Recall that a memo between the AGF’s office and the Federal Ministry of Finance had earlier sought that the ministry stopped disbursing salaries through federal universities’ accounts.

This had led to the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) threatening to go on strike.

ASUU President, Biodun Ogunyemi had directed members of the union to proceed on strike immediately their salaries were stopped.

ASUU had challenged the government’s proposal to enrol university teachers on the IPPIS saying that it does not take care of the peculiarities of their work.

It even directed its members not to enrol on the IPPIS platform even as the government claimed that over 90,000 university staff had done so.

In the alternative, ASUU proposed the University Transparency and Accountability Solution (UTAS).

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Other university staff unions have not raised any objections to the IPPIS, which had been implemented across various federal agencies since 2013.

It appears that the implementation of the IPPIS is now being put on hold till February.

The source disclosed that the development would allow the Accountant General of the Federation “to perfect the process of IPPIS payment to avoid unnecessary mistakes.”

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