The directive of the Federal Government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to stop the salaries of university worker who have not enrolled on the Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System (IPPIS),
has been described by the the Chairman of the University of Port Harcourt Branch of ASUU, Dr Austen Sado as blackmail to weaken workers and force them to enroll in the platform of IPPIS.
Dr Sado in his statement noted that though some of his colleagues have not received salaried since February, the union would not be force into enrolling on IPPIS.
He said, “The directive to stop salaries clearly shows that there is something the Federal Government is not telling Nigerians and the University workers. They are not paying some of us. So, why are they saying by November?”
They have not paid us because of IPPIS. A few of the people that registered with IPPIS are being paid.
But when they pay them, they don’t even get the full complement of their salaries; some of them claim that they got N50,000, N60,000, and these people are senior lecturers and above.”
What they are doing now is just a blackmail and a threat to see how they would weaken our members.
People who have not enrolled are not being paid; some people for eight months, some for three, going to four months. I have not been paid salary since July 2020, while some people have not been paid since February 2020“.
What’s your opinion on this IPPIS?
Although, an integrated payroll system is one that allows both human resources and payroll staff to access the same information without duplicate paperwork or files, creating efficiencies that save time and money and reduce liability.
- Management of FGN employees records.
- Payment of Salary and Wages to FGN employees.
- Deductions of taxes and other third party payments.
- Remittance of payroll deductions to third party.
- Enrolment of employees into IPPIS database.