- Some persons are making moves to sabotage the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS)
- This claim was made by the office of the Accountant General of the Federation (OAGF)
- The OAGF was reacting to claims that the operators of the IPPIS are incapable of paying salaries of military officers
The federal government, through the office of the Accountant General of the Federation, has alleged that there are some persons who are being on sabotaging the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System.
The OAGF said this while dismissing claims that the inability of the government to pay salaries of military personnel in the country was due to the incompetence of officials of the IPPIS, The Nation reports.
The office noted that such rumours are capable of pitching operators of the scheme against the Nigerian military.
It pointed out that the main motive of those who spread such unfounded reports "is to sabotage the government policy that has saved the nation over N361 billion.”
The OAGF confirmed that although the said salaries were delayed as a result of the late submission of variations by the agencies following the lockdown, as at Friday, May 8, all the payments have been made.
A statement released signed by the OAGF said: “...the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS) Department in the Office of the Accountant General of the Federation confirmed that as at Friday, May 8, 2020, the Armed Forces personnel had been paid.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) had protested non-implementation of President Muhammadu Buhari's directive to pay lecturers in the nation's public universities their three months withheld salaries.
Legit.ng's regional reporter in Ibadan, Ridwan Kolawole, reports that the chairman of the University of Ibadan chapter of the union, Prof Ayo Akinwole, stated this on Wednesday, May 6.
He said it was important that Nigerians know that lecturers had always been paid centrally through the Government Integrated Financial Management Information System (GIFMIS) domiciled in and operated from the office of the Accountant General of the Federation (AGF).
Buhari had directed unconditional payment of salaries to lecturers who are on strike to protest against the non-full implementation of agreements government reached with the union of intellectuals.
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