IPPIS: FG tackles ASUU, says it was misled into paying dead lecturers
- FG said the management of some universities misled it to pay salaries into the accounts of deceased varsity lecturers
- Ahmed Idris, accountant-general of the federation, made this known in reaction to ASUU's criticisms of IPPIS
- ASUU had earlier accused the FG of paying salaries into the account of their late members through the system they are unsatisfied with
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Ahmed Idris, the accountant-general of the federation, has tackled the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) following the body's recent criticism of the Integrated Personnel Payroll System (IPPIS).
ASUU, in what came as a surprise to the federal government, had alleged that deceased members of the body were paid through the controversial IPPIS process.
The union raised an eyebrow against what it termed as government's dishonesty as per the payment of salaries of the university lecturers.
But reacting to the allegation, the accountant-general said the federal government was deliberately misled by the management of some universities into paying late members of the union, Premium Times reports.
Idris said it was not the fault of the federal government but the management of universities who sent a list containing the details on deceased members.
Idris made the claim in a counter-statement issued on Monday, May 18, debunking the ASUU's criticism of the newly-introduced IPPIS.
"On the alleged payment to dead university staff, it means the Institutions deliberately forwarded to IPPIS the list containing dead ASUU members as being part of their personnel, to get more personnel fund,” Idris said.
“When President directed that ASUU be paid, the OAGF sent a letter, through NUC Executive Secretary, requesting for the list of ASUU members through their VCs.
"We run the BVN (Bank Verification Number) test on the list forwarded to us as we are aware that we cannot use the old nominal roll because of changes that might have likely taken place.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that ASUU has protested non-implementation of President Muhammadu Buhari's directive to pay lecturers in the nation's public universities their three months withheld salaries.
The chairman of the University of Ibadan chapter of the union, Prof Ayo Akinwole, stated this on Wednesday, May 6.
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