ASUU meets N’ASS leadership over IPPIS implementation


The Academic Staff Union of Universities will meet with the leadership of the National Assembly, as part of its battle against the controversial Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System.

Special Adviser to the Senate President on Media and Publicity, Ola Awoniyi confirmed that the meeting will hold on Monday in Abuja, by 11 am.

During the 2020 budget presentation at the National Assembly on October 8th, President Muhammadu Buhari had ordered that all public sector workers must register for the IPPIS to save cost and fight corruption by blocking leakages in the Federal Government’s salary payment structure.

But ASUU had last week opposed the President’s directive, saying the IPPIS negated the law on university autonomy.

The position of the union has, however, been faulted by the Accountant-General of the Federation,  Ahmed Idris, who described it as an open endorsement of corruption.

Also, the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, had on Thursday said no government agency must resist the payment system.

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