Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics rejects Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System of Federal Government


Following President Muhammadu Buhari’s recent directive on the implementation of the Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System (IPPIS) for the payment of salaries for Nigerian workers, the Accountant General of the Federation has met with the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP).

President Buhari had said any worker who is not under the platform will not receive salary with effect from October 31.

At the end of the meeting, the union said it was considering the enrolment of its members into the scheme to promote industrial peace and harmony.

The IPPIS is an information Communications Technology (ICT) project initiated by the Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN) to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of payroll administration for its Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs).

Magic FM reported how ASUP had expressed its reservations in joining the scheme, citing the autonomy it enjoyed, as well as the peculiarities associated with the academic environment.

The union on October 10 issued a 21-day ultimatum to the Federal Government to address some of the issues saying if the IPPIS was effected, they would withdraw their services nationwide.