IPPIS Is A Scam, FG Deceived Us – NASU Chairman

Chairman of the University of Lagos chapter of the Non Academic Staff Union of Universities and Allied Institutions, Mr. Kehinde Ajibade, has described the Integrated Personnel Payroll Information System (IPPIS) used to pay civil servants as fraudulent. He accused the Federal Government of deceiving the Union to sign up for it. NASU and the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) began an indefinite strike last Friday to protest the skewed operations of the IPPIS platform and the nonpayment of arrears of earned allowances, among others. “IPPIS is a scam;…

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Breaking : FG exempts ASUU from IPPIS

After weeks of negotiations and foot-dragging, the Federal Government on Friday accepted the demand by the Academic Staff Union of Universities that they be exempted from the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System. The government also shifted grounds on a number of issues, including the insistence that all the academic staff of the federal universities must be paid through the IPPIS platform. Reading out the communique at the end of a seven-hour negotiation with ASUU members in Abuja, the Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, said the government…

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ASUU Strike: UTAS Doesn’t Have Hardware Backing – Ngige

THE Federal Government has said that for the University Transparency and Accountability Solution, UTAS, to be used as an alternative platform to the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System, IPPIS, there must be a hardware backing the system. The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, had opposed the introduction of IPPIS as the payment platform, claiming that it did not take care of their peculiarities and had came up with UTAS. But the Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige has said that even if the UTAS passed the…

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ASUU urges FG to take out IPPIS as condition to call off strike

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) urged the Federal Government to leave the Integrated Payroll Personnel Information System (IPPIS) as condition to call off its ongoing strike in the country. Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, ASUU President said this in a statement made available on Sunday in Abuja that the ongoing strike may still linger if government failed to meets its demand. The News Agency of Nigeria(NAN) reports that ASUU had embarked a nationwide strike on March 23 to press on its demands which include revitalisation, Earned Academic Allowances (EAA), renegotiation…

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ASUU Vows To Continue Strike Beyond A Year, Gives Reasons

The Lagos Zone of the Academic Staff Union Of Universities (ASUU), on Monday, vows not to call off strike and succumb to government’s non-commitment to quality public varsity education even if it lingers beyond a year. According to Daily Independent, from a conference held at the Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoy to brief Nigerian public, especially parents and students on the status of discussion with the government on the seven-month-old strike, the union stated that: “If the strike lingers beyond one year, we shall not succumb to the wickedness of the…

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ASUU Strike: Resolution Of ASUU Branches On Fg’s Offer

Last Week, Federal Government made an offer to ASUU to suspend the 7 months strike. As required by ASUU rules, branches are expected to meet and vote on government’s offer to academics. Government offered to do the following: – release 30 billion out of the 40 billion demanded by ASUU as Earned Academic Allowances EAA before nov 6 2020. The remaining 10 billion Naira will be released in batches between 2021 and 2022. 20 billion university revitalization fund to be made available by January 2021 – streamlining of EAA into…

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NASU, SSANU Declare Strike Over IPPIS

The Joint Action Committee (JAC) of the Non Academic Staff Union (NASU) and Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) has embarked on an industrial action with effect from school resumption. The National President of SSANU, comrade Samson Ugwoke, who spoke on behalf of JAC, disclosed this while addressing newsmen in Abuja at the end of its JAC meeting. He noted that the leadership of NASU and SSANU were under tremendous pressure by its principals thus, “a strike action has been declared to commence effective from the date of resumption…

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Buhari orders immediate payment of withheld February, March salaries to ASUU members

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the immediate payment of the withheld February and March salaries of members of Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, who have not registered on the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information, IPPIS, platform. The Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, said: “President Muhammadu Buhari has today (Tuesday) approved the immediate payment of the withheld salaries of February and March 2020 of the university lecturers, who have not registered on the IPPIS platform. “He has also directed the Ministry of Finance, Budget and Planning, and…

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SSANU Joins ASUU To Reject IPPIS

The Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) has withdrawn its support for the implementation of the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS), a government payment platform, for its members across the Nigerian universities. The workers’ union, which had initially supported the initiative, said its trust in the system was betrayed by the Federal Government “as reflected in the various irregularities noticed in the payment of February salaries of its members.” In a statement issued on Monday and signed by the union’s spokesman, Abdulsobur Salaam, SSANU noted that all…

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ASUU commences strike

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has embarked on a two- week warning strike with effect from Monday. Its Natoonal President, Professor Biodun Ogunyemi, announced this at end of the National Executive Council meeting(NEC) held at the Enugu State University of Science and Technology (ESUT). Ogunyemi said the strike action was to compel federal government to implement the agreements and resolutions of Memorandum of Action discussed in the 2009 ASUU-FGN agreement, the 2013 Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) and the 2017 Memorandum of Action (MoU), all of which have not…

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