Exclusion of ASUU from IPPIS not permanent, says FG | Dailytrust

Exclusion of ASUU from IPPIS not permanent, says FG

Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige
Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige

The federal government says it has not permanently exempted members of Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) from Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS).

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, who made the clarifications on Saturday, said the government’s proposal to exempt members of the ASUU is a temporary measure pending the conclusion of integrity test on the University Transparency and Accountability Solution (UTAS).

According to him, the position of the government team on the negotiation with ASUU is not saying they have been exempted totally, adding that he was quoted out of context.

The minister said, “I think it is better because a lot of people are quoting us out of context saying that we abandoned the IPPIS and that we said they should not be on IPPIS, it is not true.

“What we said in the meeting and what we agreed was that in the interim for the transition period that UTAS is being tested by NITDA and the Office of National Security Adviser for cyber security.

“For that transition period, ASUU members that are not yet on IPPIS will be paid through the platform with which they were paid the President’s compassionate COVID-19 payment done to them between the months of February and June.

“That platform is a hybrid platform between IPPIS and GIFMIS platform (Government Integrated Financial and Management Information System ) for the transition period. That was what was used, it’s a hybrid.”


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