- The federal government says universities will gain more from the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS)
- Ahmed Idris, accountant general of the federation, adds that the system is not meant to withdraw the autonomy of universities
- Idris says the IPPIS has captured a total of 8,146 academic and 86,844 non-academic staff
As issues between the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and the federal government continue over the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS), the latter has explained its benefits.
The government is allaying the fears of the lecturers, adding that the IPPIS will address what it calls the genuine concerns of the tertiary institutions.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Ahmed Idris, accountant general of the federation, said this in reaction to issues raised by the committee of vice-chancellors of federal universities during a visit to his office.
Idris' explanation was contained in a statement issued by a spokesperson, Henshaw Ogubike.
“All the peculiarities shall be stated, all the rules of engagement shall equally be stated; we are ready to go by the rules of engagement.
“All the rules that are recognised by the government in the universities, we will go by these rules, none will be set aside," the accountant general said.
Idris explained that the IPPIS is not intended to take away the autonomy of the universities in the country but to make the system run more efficiently.
He explained that so far, the IPPIS has captured a total of 8,146 academic and 86,844 non-academic staff who have enrolled into the system adding that this represents more than 70% of the personnel of federal universities.
Legit.ng earlier reported how Professor Biodun Ogunyemi, national president of ASUU), had said poor Nigerians have nothing to celebrate their Christmas.
According to him, Nigeria's situation has made life unbearable for Nigerian masses while the few rich continue to enrich themselves at the expense of the majority.
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