The Federal Government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities seem to be on a warpath over President Buhari’s directive on the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS).
The union is opposed to the introduction of the IPPIS system for university workers on grounds that it is against the principle of autonomy as established by law.
The groups position has however been rejected by the accountant general of the federation, Ahmed Idris who says the union’s position was an endorsement of corruption.
Buhari had, during the 2020 budget presentation at the National Assembly on October 8, ordered the stoppage of payment of salaries of civil servants, who failed to register for the IPPIS by the end of October (this month).
According to the President, the directive is part of efforts to manage personnel cost to fight corruption and save billions of naira.