The President of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, Professor Biodun Ogunyemi, has told the Senate that the Integrated Personnel Payroll Information System, IPPIS of the Federal Government is nothing but a scam.
Ogunyemi, who addressed the leadership of the red chamber shortly before the meeting ended behind closed doors, said forcing ASUU members into the system would destroy the education system in the country as well as take away the powers of the governing councils of the various universities.
Ogunyemi said the IPPIS will amount to subjecting the universities to the direction and control of Office of the Accountant General of the Federation in respect of the payment of staff remuneration, salaries, wages, allowances, etc.
He said the IPPIS as currently structured, is a violation of the university autonomy adding that it would automatically discourage the lecturers from performing at optimal levels because they would be shortchanged with the system.
The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, pledged that the National Assembly would work towards resolving the issue.