- NASU has locked horns with the federal government with respect to the IPPIS
- The union claimed the system is used by the government to fraudulently make deductions from members' salaries
- NASU, therefore, vowed that it will not go back on its resolve to commence a total strike
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The Integrated Personnel Payroll Information System (IPPIS) used by the federal government to pay staff members of universities in Nigeria has been described as a scam.
Wailing over the allegedly fraudulent system, the chairman of the Non-Academic Staff Union of Universities (NASU) in the University of Lagos, Kehinde Ajibade, said the government deceived the union into the agreement, The Nation reports.
Speaking on Wednesday, February 10, Ajibade said the IPPIS is very faulty because through it the government shortchanges its members and makes unexplainable deductions from their salaries.
“IPPIS is a scam; it is fraudulent; in fact, it is not sustainable within the university system. That is just the fact because we found out that the federal government just deceived us to enroll on that platform.
"Number one, some of our members are not being paid. If they pay A this month, B will be affected next month. We have made series of complaints through the office of our bursar to the IPPIS office. Up till now, nothing has been done."
Even more, the NASU boss claimed that the government which promised to stamp out corruption through the IPPIS is involved in it by muddling up the union's dues for about eight months, and although he admitted that they are now being paid gradually, there are still many issues about it to resolve.
He, therefore, insisted that there will be a total strike because the government has been insincere with its many promises.
Meanwhile, members of SSANU and NASU had announced indefinite strike action.
The two bodies, on Friday, January 22, announced that all their chapters across all universities and inter-university centres would begin to strike on Friday, February 5.