President Muhammadu Buhari has stated that the salary of any federal government staff that is not captured on the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS) platform will not be paid.
The ASUU President, Biodun Ogunyemi, made this known recently, adding that the planned strike had been suspended and that an alternative pay system had been made available
Speaking against claims that ASUU did not register with IPPIS because of corruption, Ogunyemi said: “It is easier to control corruption at the lower level than at the centre. Given the mechanism we have in place, the laws governing the universities have said where the governing council is not performing, dissolve it and set up another one.
“Government is shying away from that because they are politicising appointments into the councils and would not want to offend their friends.
“The details of the proposal are being worked out by our team of experts. We are concerned about probity, transparency, and accountability as any other person in this country because we have no other job than working in the system. Let nobody say ASUU’s opposition to IPPIS is an endorsement of corruption. That is cheap blackmail and cannot stand.
“We met with the Senate leadership, and the lawmakers have given us a challenge. From our discussion, we believe that they are willing to listen to us and we also believe that through the National Assembly, our voice would be heard that we are not against the war against corruption. We are fully in support, but IPPIS cannot guarantee the war against corruption.”
He added that IPPIS was not well regulated and members suffered from irregular salaries.