Barring any sudden change of decision by the Federal Government on the October 31 deadline for stopping salaries of workers not enrolled on the Integrated Personnel Payroll Information System (IPPIS), Federal universities in Nigeria would be plunged into crisis.
The leadership of Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) already at dagger’s drawn with the Federal Government has vowed to resist any attempt to force the lecturers on IPPIS.
President of ASUU, Professor Biodun Ogunyemi, told Saturday Tribune in an interview that IPPIS was a violation of the Universities’ Miscellaneous Provisions Amendment Act 2003 which provided for the autonomy of the universities.
Both Accountant-General of the Federation, Ahmed Idris and the Acting Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Dr Folashade Yemi-Esan during the week reaffirmed the commitment of the Federal Government in keeping with the directive of President Muhammadu Buhari to stop salaries of all federal workers that were yet to enroll on IPPIS
Idris had accused ASUU of endorsing corruption in the universities for refusing to get enrolled on the IPPIS after several meetings on the matter.