- One of President Buhari's aides, Ajuri Ngelale, has revealed why ASUU should not reject IPPIS
- ASUU has threatened that it would embark on strike over the IPPIS
- Ngelale, however, noted the scheme would curb corruption among the civil servants
A presidential aide, Ajuri Ngelale, has advised the members of the Academic Staff Union of University (ASUU) to accept the introduction of the Integrated Personnel Payment Information System (IPPIS) in good faith and stop threatening the government.
The Guardian reports that Ngelale, who is a senior special assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on public affairs, said the IPPIS was aimed at curbing the excesses and corruption in the payment system of lecturers.
Legit.ng gathered that he said the federal government would not fold its arms while some lecturers would be collecting multiple salaries at the expense of the institutions and this country.
He said: “At the time we are trying to manage the revenues…we can’t afford to sit and watch individuals take multiple salaries for themselves at the expense of the institutions and this country.
"IPPIS is responsible for processing and payment of salary to over three hundred thousand (300,000) federal government employees across the 459 MDAs. Its aim is to enrol into the platform, all federal government MDAs that draws personnel cost fund from the consolidated revenue fund."
Ngelale noted that the implementation of Presidential Initiative on Continuous Audit has revealed about 54,000 ghost workers in the service’s payroll as the country saved about N200 billion through the process.
He said the ASUU cannot refuse to be enrolled on IPPIS when the country’s military and other agencies are on the same system.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the leadership of the ASUU vowed that it would go on strike in November if the government carries out its threat to withhold members' October salary for refusing to enroll in the new payment system.
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