The Federal Government has again hit at the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU for opposing the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System, IPPIS of the Federal Government, saying no government agency must resist it.
The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, who stated this at the budget defence secession organized by the Senate Committee on Finance in Abuja, described ASUU’s opposition as misplaced.
ASUU had opposed a directive by President Muhammadu Buhari that all public sector workers must register for the IPPIS to save cost and fight corruption. The lecturers said the IPPIS negates the law on university autonomy. The Accountant-General of the Federation, Alhaji Ahmed Idris, countered ASUU, saying its position was an endorsement of corruption.
The IPPIS, which was introduced in 2007, is aimed at centralizing payroll and payment systems, facilitating convenient staff remuneration with minimal wastage as well as aiding manpower training and budgeting.