Thursday, 05 December 2019 09:07

IPPIS: ASUU Members Sneak To Register, Enrolment Hits 937,000

Written by Boma Bravura Al
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There are indications that some members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities are enrolling for the Integrated Personnel Payroll Integrated System contrary to the directive of the union .

Investigations by The PUNCH on Wednesday revealed that institutions where lecturers were registering for the IPPIS included the University of Calabar and the University of Nigeria , Nsukka.

ASUU had last month opposed the IPPIS despite the Federal Government ’s directive that any worker that failed to register for it would not be paid his December salary .

The union directed its members not to enrol for the IPPIS , which the Federal Government said was aimed at fighting corruption through payment of salaries to each employee ’ s bank account.

But ASUU wondered why the Central Bank of Nigeria , the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation , the Federal Inland Revenue Service and a few other agencies were not on the IPPIS .

But on Wednesday , the Federal Government said the agencies were not on the platform because they were revenue generating entities . It said 937 ,000 workers had registered for the IPPIS .
The IPPIS registration started in universities on November 25 and ends on December 7 .

UNN staff register

At the UNN , The PUNCH correspondent, who was in the institution , observed that workers were registering for the IPPIS , despite ASUU’ s opposition .

The PUNCH reliably gathered that some ASUU members had joined non -academic staff unions in the enrolment on both the Enugu and Nsukka campuses .

A worker of the university , who didn’ t want his name mentioned , told one of our correspondents that members of the Non -Academic Staff Union of Nigerian Universities , Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities and the National Association of Academic Technologists were the first to come out for enrolment before ASUU members started joining them .

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