- Oil workers in Nigeria are set to embark on three days warning strike
- The strike was called over the issue of IPPIS enrolment
- With this, all oil installations and assets would be shut down
As the fallout over the integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (lPPlS) continues in Nigeria, oil workers on Sunday, June 21, declared a three-day nationwide warning strike.
The warning strike jointly declared by PENGASSAN and NUPENG starts from Wednesday, June 24.
According to Lumumba Okugbawa and Olawale Afolabi, general secretary of PENGASSAN and NUPENG respectively, the strike is to protest the forceful enrolment into lPPlS.
They said all oil installations as well as associated operations, including oil production and exports, would be shut down across the country, Premium Times reports.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that the FG alleged that there are some persons who are bent on sabotaging the IPPIS.
According to the FG, the people in question claimed that the government's inability to pay salaries of military personnel in the country was due to the incompetence of officials of the IPPIS.
The OAGF 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.”
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).
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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