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Re: Has Any Federal Civil Servant Received The New Minimum Wage? by Rahym001(m): 7:51pm On May 17
jmaine:


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Re: Has Any Federal Civil Servant Received The New Minimum Wage? by jmaine: 8:22pm On May 17
Rahym001:


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Re: Has Any Federal Civil Servant Received The New Minimum Wage? by jmaine: 7:16pm On May 18
A robust rebuttal by the office of the OAGF... But I noticed some blunders..

He blamed Tertiary education administrators for not paying the minimum wage arrears.. Isn't that stupidity...

He also claimed NHF% was taxed from the basic, I believe that will also turn out to be false if scrutinized..

He didn't justify why union dues is based on 2% of the gross rather than on the basic salary...

https://thenationonlineng.net/you-underpaid-paye-tax-fg-slams-ASUU/amp/#click=https:///yYhsQnVK8j
Re: Has Any Federal Civil Servant Received The New Minimum Wage? by awele186: 7:36pm On May 18
To be honest, the FG would win this fight. Tertiary institutions have been underpaying their tax and the nhf is compulsory according to the nhf act unless ASUU wants to amend the current nhf tax. The paragraph that says all allowances must be approved by salary and wages commission is the law. Even before nnpc increases salary they need to obtain approval from salary and wages commission. https://www.nsiwc.gov.ng/Activities.php

What ASUU should do now is obtain approval from salary and wages commission to pay some of those allowances and forward to office of the accountant General.



A robust rebuttal by the office of the OAGF... But I noticed some blunder...

He blamed Tertiary education administrators for not paying the minimum wage arrears.. Isn't that stupidity...

He also claimed NHF% was taxed from the basic, I believe that will also turn out to be false if scrutinized..

He didn't justify why union dues is based on 2% of the gross rather than on the basic salary...

https://thenationonlineng.net/you-underpaid-paye-tax-fg-slams-ASUU/amp/#click=https:///yYhsQnVK8j
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Re: Has Any Federal Civil Servant Received The New Minimum Wage? by jmaine: 7:47pm On May 18
awele186:
To be honest, the FG would win this fight. Tertiary institutions have been underpaying their tax and the nhf is compulsory according to the nhf act unless ASUU wants to amend the current nhf tax. The paragraph that says all allowances must be approved by salary and wages commission is the law. Even before nnpc increases salary they need to obtain approval from salary and wages commission. https://www.nsiwc.gov.ng/Activities.php

What ASUU should do now is obtain approval from salary and wages commission to pay some of those allowances and forward to office of the accountant General.

ASUU strike transcends IPPIS, so the FG making the issue all about IPPIS is just fooling the populace...

We have renegotiation of the 2009 agreement which involves salary renegotiation, and the 2017, and 2019 MOA we signed with the FG...

On the tax issue especially the NHF%, we will put his claim to task that it was on the gross and not the basic as stipulated.

ASUU union dues is 2% of basic salary... Not on the gross like it is done. So the OAGF should should chill on his vituperations.

How can he blame the Tertiary institutions for their failure to pay the new minimum wage arrears... Isn't that stupidity...

This is a long drawn war that will play out in July, the forceful enrollment will just be that... No one will go for their capture, while we focus on more serious issues....

It is important to note that the FG recognizes the validity of sabbaticals and adjunct lecturing... All the Bants about double Salary is safely in the thrash bin...

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Re: Has Any Federal Civil Servant Received The New Minimum Wage? by Carbuyer83: 10:18pm On May 18
jmaine:


ASUU strike transcends IPPIS, so the FG making the issue all about IPPIS is just fooling the populace...

We have renegotiation of the 2009 agreement which involves salary renegotiation, and the 2017, and 2019 MOA we signed with the FG...

On the tax issue especially the NHF%, we will put his claim to tax that it was on the gross and not the basic as stipulated.

ASUU union dues is 2% of basic salary... Not on the gross like it is done. So the OAGF should should chill on his vituperations.

How can he blame the Tertiary institutions for their failure to pay the new minimum wage arrears... Isn't that stupidity...

This is a long drawn war that will play out in July, the forceful enrollment will just be that... No one will go for their capture, while we focus on more serious issues....

It is important to note that the FG recognizes the validity of sabbaticals and adjunct lecturing... All the Bants about double Salary is safely in the thrash bin...
Well said.

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Re: Has Any Federal Civil Servant Received The New Minimum Wage? by Carbuyer83: 10:32pm On May 18
*IPPIS ON A CROOKED PATH TO DEMORALIZE TERTIARY EDUCATION IN NIGERIA*

I read with keen interest, a press release from IPPIS as released by the Director of Information, Press and Public relations (Henshaw Ogubike) and felt it's necessary to call the attention of IPPIS to some grey areas in dealing with thousands of highly learned Tertiary institution workers in the country. IPPIS press release is a great shambles of it's kind, information with no substance is worthless.

1. NHF DEDUCTIONS:

(a) The NHF Act you referred to didn't state in any of its paragraph, that deductions should be made from employees salaries before registration/enrollment for the scheme. This is what IPPIS did! Deductions were made from employees salaries for months, when they've not been enrolled nor registered for the scheme. We do not know our account details or the names of those that were used to register in lieu of ours. We do not know the account details nor the signatories to the account to which our money is being deducted. We do not know where the interest rate accrued on such deductions goes to.

What form of ill professionalism and misinterpretation of the law?

(b) IPPIS claimed to have studied the NHF Act and stated in the press release that 2.5% of basic salary should be deducted, but what you have so far deducted is 2.5% of our gross. We will be glad if you could please make your deductions template public on this. The main reason such information lacks substance.


2. UNION DEDUCTIONS
IPPIS is not a member of the Tertiary institution Unions (ASUU, SSANU, NASU or NAAT), why is IPPIS so concern about another man's business. The official directive of the Unions leadership after contacting their members through congresses, should be a starting point for IPPIS involvement towards such deductions. The interpretations and applications of rules, laws or whatever, concerning the Unions should be left to her members. You should be officially informed about whatever issue concerning our Unions as third party. If you have such directive from any of the Unions requesting your assistance in the 2% deductions of members salary, kindly make it public.

3. ALLOWANCES
Many of the Tertiary institution allowances are part of the agreement signed with the FG for years dating as far as 2009. The National Wages, Salary and Income Commission (NSIWC) is a component of the FG. We signed those agreements with the bigger pictures, referring us to NSIWC is sycophantic. The FG should directly issue memo reneging such agreement, which they have not fulfilled for years, causing unending disaster in the education system. IPPIS challenging FG position on those agreements and the Tertiary institutions, is a clear indication to bringing government down and a formal abuse to the committee members of such agreement, that they lack knowledge and incapable of contributing to National development. Some allowances that were part of the consolidated salary was as well removed. IPPIS and the crooked path.

4. WRONG PAYMENT
Wrong payment to retired, deceased staff for 3 months consecutively is a clear indication that, a very wide gap exist between the bursary unit of the Tertiary institutions and IPPIS. Three months!

5. The allegations levied on the management of tertiary institutions on the non-payment of consequential adjustment arrears should be made more substantial, show us memo issued, directing the Bursar's of the Tertiary institutions to calculate due payment of arrears for staff as at December, 2019 or a certain amount released to the institutions for the payment of such.

We shall continually be honest, loyal and faithful to our dear country in discharging our duties in ensuring a better Society and the hope for a developed Nation, if industrial harmony is guaranteed.

*Tunde Osundare*

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Re: Has Any Federal Civil Servant Received The New Minimum Wage? by awele186: 12:25am On May 19
Lol ASUU should go and get it's act together. The number 1 is the dumbest reason ever. It's just equivalent to saying they don't know the Act the PAYE tax goes to so there should not pay personal income tax. I expected them to go and read the nhf not to come and say they didn't register so they shouldn't be deducted. Do they understand the word "mandatory ". There should be there Ranting.
Secondly even the FG can't unilaterally increase salary without salary and wages commission. NSWIC prepared the template for this minimum wage they are clamouring for. ASUU shouldn't be lazy and should read up the Act of this existing institution before grumbling. If NSWIC do not approve an allowance it is illegal. They should be releasing press statements up and down o instead of going to get approval




*IPPIS ON A CROOKED PATH TO DEMORALIZE TERTIARY EDUCATION IN NIGERIA*

I read with keen interest, a press release from IPPIS as released by the Director of Information, Press and Public relations (Henshaw Ogubike) and felt it's necessary to call the attention of IPPIS to some grey areas in dealing with thousands of highly learned Tertiary institution workers in the country. IPPIS press release is a great shambles of it's kind, information with no substance is worthless.

1. NHF DEDUCTIONS:

(a) The NHF Act you referred to didn't state in any of its paragraph, that deductions should be made from employees salaries before registration/enrollment for the scheme. This is what IPPIS did! Deductions were made from employees salaries for months, when they've not been enrolled nor registered for the scheme. We do not know our account details or the names of those that were used to register in lieu of ours. We do not know the account details nor the signatories to the account to which our money is being deducted. We do not know where the interest rate accrued on such deductions goes to.

What form of ill professionalism and misinterpretation of the law?

(b) IPPIS claimed to have studied the NHF Act and stated in the press release that 2.5% of basic salary should be deducted, but what you have so far deducted is 2.5% of our gross. We will be glad if you could please make your deductions template public on this. The main reason such information lacks substance.


2. UNION DEDUCTIONS
IPPIS is not a member of the Tertiary institution Unions (ASUU, SSANU, NASU or NAAT), why is IPPIS so concern about another man's business. The official directive of the Unions leadership after contacting their members through congresses, should be a starting point for IPPIS involvement towards such deductions. The interpretations and applications of rules, laws or whatever, concerning the Unions should be left to her members. You should be officially informed about whatever issue concerning our Unions as third party. If you have such directive from any of the Unions requesting your assistance in the 2% deductions of members salary, kindly make it public.

3. ALLOWANCES
Many of the Tertiary institution allowances are part of the agreement signed with the FG for years dating as far as 2009. The National Wages, Salary and Income Commission (NSIWC) is a component of the FG. We signed those agreements with the bigger pictures, referring us to NSIWC is sycophantic. The FG should directly issue memo reneging such agreement, which they have not fulfilled for years, causing unending disaster in the education system. IPPIS challenging FG position on those agreements and the Tertiary institutions, is a clear indication to bringing government down and a formal abuse to the committee members of such agreement, that they lack knowledge and incapable of contributing to National development. Some allowances that were part of the consolidated salary was as well removed. IPPIS and the crooked path.

4. WRONG PAYMENT
Wrong payment to retired, deceased staff for 3 months consecutively is a clear indication that, a very wide gap exist between the bursary unit of the Tertiary institutions and IPPIS. Three months!

5. The allegations levied on the management of tertiary institutions on the non-payment of consequential adjustment arrears should be made more substantial, show us memo issued, directing the Bursar's of the Tertiary institutions to calculate due payment of arrears for staff as at December, 2019 or a certain amount released to the institutions for the payment of such.

We shall continually be honest, loyal and faithful to our dear country in discharging our duties in ensuring a better Society and the hope for a developed Nation, if industrial harmony is guaranteed.

*Tunde Osundare*[/quote]

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Re: Has Any Federal Civil Servant Received The New Minimum Wage? by Youston: 11:09am On May 19
awele186:
To be honest, the FG would win this fight. Tertiary institutions have been underpaying their tax and the nhf is compulsory according to the nhf act unless ASUU wants to amend the current nhf tax. The paragraph that says all allowances must be approved by salary and wages commission is the law. Even before nnpc increases salary they need to obtain approval from salary and wages commission. https://www.nsiwc.gov.ng/Activities.php

What ASUU should do now is obtain approval from salary and wages commission to pay some of those allowances and forward to office of the accountant General.



A robust rebuttal by the office of the OAGF... But I noticed some blunder...

He blamed Tertiary education administrators for not paying the minimum wage arrears.. Isn't that stupidity...

He also claimed NHF% was taxed from the basic, I believe that will also turn out to be false if scrutinized..

He didn't justify why union dues is based on 2% of the gross rather than on the basic salary...

https://thenationonlineng.net/you-underpaid-paye-tax-fg-slams-ASUU/amp/#click=https:///yYhsQnVK8j
. Truth is that even do deductions are made compulsory it should be on the basic salary not on the gross pay to be honest probably anyone close to the OAGF should pls asks whether they task his allowances, cos even the military they task their basic not gross pay. This is simple accounting oo, is it that we as academicians didn't train accounting graduates well
Re: Has Any Federal Civil Servant Received The New Minimum Wage? by Youston: 11:20am On May 19
awele186:
To be honest, the FG would win this fight. Tertiary institutions have been underpaying their tax and the nhf is compulsory according to the nhf act unless ASUU wants to amend the current nhf tax. The paragraph that says all allowances must be approved by salary and wages commission is the law. Even before nnpc increases salary they need to obtain approval from salary and wages commission. https://www.nsiwc.gov.ng/Activities.php

What ASUU should do now is obtain approval from salary and wages commission to pay some of those allowances and forward to office of the accountant General.



A robust rebuttal by the office of the OAGF... But I noticed some blunder...

He blamed Tertiary education administrators for not paying the minimum wage arrears.. Isn't that stupidity...

He also claimed NHF% was taxed from the basic, I believe that will also turn out to be false if scrutinized..

He didn't justify why union dues is based on 2% of the gross rather than on the basic salary...

https://thenationonlineng.net/you-underpaid-paye-tax-fg-slams-ASUU/amp/#click=https:///yYhsQnVK8j
. Pls let's be open minded here, now the nhf deduction would be remitted to who, because as far as the tertiary institutions are concerned no one registered for it. So who would they remit those deduction to? and no one is trying to evade tax here, the agreement if I recall is institutions are to agree with the state government where the institution is domicile on how much % tax should be paid and it varies across state. But is tax meant to be deducted on allowances.
Re: Has Any Federal Civil Servant Received The New Minimum Wage? by Loggerstrip: 1:01pm On May 19
Please any information for those that are still yet to get their April salary
Re: Has Any Federal Civil Servant Received The New Minimum Wage? by otokx(m): 7:04pm On May 19
Loggerstrip:
Please any information for those that are still yet to get their April salary

Contact the Bursar of your institution fast.
Re: Has Any Federal Civil Servant Received The New Minimum Wage? by Loggerstrip: 3:48am On May 20
otokx:


Contact the Bursar of your institution fast.
Okay tnx
Re: Has Any Federal Civil Servant Received The New Minimum Wage? by LudaChriz(m): 6:43am On May 20
Today is 20th, when is May salary coming grin

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Re: Has Any Federal Civil Servant Received The New Minimum Wage? by Carbuyer83: 10:01am On May 20
awele186:
Lol ASUU should go and get it's act together. The number 1 is the dumbest reason ever. It's just equivalent to saying they don't know the Act the PAYE tax goes to so there should not pay personal income tax. I expected them to go and read the nhf not to come and say they didn't register so they shouldn't be deducted. Do they understand the word "mandatory ". There should be there Ranting.
Secondly even the FG can't unilaterally increase salary without salary and wages commission. NSWIC prepared the template for this minimum wage they are clamouring for. ASUU shouldn't be lazy and should read up the Act of this existing institution before grumbling. If NSWIC do not approve an allowance it is illegal. They should be releasing press statements up and down o instead of going to get approval

*IPPIS ON A CROOKED PATH TO DEMORALIZE TERTIARY EDUCATION IN NIGERIA*

I read a press release from the office of the Accountant General of the Federation (AGF) yesterday 18th May 2020 on premiumtimesng.com. The release was titled “IPPIS: Nigerian universities misled us into paying dead lecturers – Accountant General”. After carefully reading the content of the release, I am compelled as a concerned and affected citizen to bring to the fore, some of the burning concerns associated with the implementation of IPPIS in the Nigerian Universities that the AGF is shying away from.

I am seriously disturbed that the AGF would make such selective, baseless and cursory responses to issues as important as the ones associated with IPPIS. I wonder whether the AGF is deliberately avoiding the other issues which I will highlight later or he is clearly demonstrating the best of his capabilities in addressing the issues. Whichever be the case, it is unfortunate to say the least, that this is what the AGF could offer in an office as sensitive as the one he holds in a country with very many eminently qualified citizens that could handle the affairs of the office much better.

The AGF is in charge of the national treasury and has the undeniable responsibility of convincingly clearing our practical doubts on IPPIS. But the way he is going about it suggests that he lacks the capacity to be in that office and I think all the professional bodies he belongs to should be worried about the performance of this their member and call him to order. Kindly read along as I quickly take you through the weaknesses of his claims and the lingering issues, he has been unable to address.

The office of the AGF claims that it paid dead University staff because “the Institutions deliberately forwarded to IPPIS the list containing dead ASUU members as being part of their personnel to get more personnel fund”. On this, the AGF needs to answer the following questions: is IPPIS no longer designed to eliminate ghost workers as it had been touted to be? Is it now garbage in garbage out? Was IPPIS not designed to only capture individuals personally using their biometrics? Is it not the desperation of the AGF to pay people not captured on the platform that led to the payment of deceased persons even if the institutions submitted their names as claimed? Some retired staff in some universities were also paid the two months’ salaries. Is IPPIS not supposed to automatically remove such staff from the payroll as we were told it was capable of doing? So why did he pay them? By this, the AGF has alluded to the fact that IPPIS is blind to all these and thus, a failed system.

On “non – receipt of paid salaries”, the records must be put straight less the AGF mislead Nigerians. Currently, there are seven Federal Universities in which no single ASUU member has received payment of the two moths withheld salaries the office of the AGF is claiming to have paid. Moreover, among the Universities where some ASUU members have been paid, there is none with 100% payment report so far.

The AGF claims that those not paid are either among 1,180 Lecturers whose Bank Verification Numbers (BVNs) failed verification test or have been married and have not updated their records. Is the AGF expecting Nigerians to believe him that in the seven federal Universities where no ASUU member has been paid, all the Lecturers failed the test of validation and confirmation of account details or they have all been married and have not updated their account details as he claims? It should be noted that, the number of Academic staff in one of the seven Universities alone is more than 1,180.

This claimed validation and confirmation of account details, was it by the same CBN through which salaries used to be paid before now? Would the AGF need to be informed that President Buhari was aware that members of ASUU refused to enrol on IPPIS when he directed the payment of their two months withheld salaries? Why did not he pay them through GIFMIS pending the resolution of the ongoing disagreement?

About the deduction of 2.5% of basic salary for the National Housing Fund (NHF). It is important to draw the attention of the AGF to the fact that President Buhari declined assent to the amendment act last year on the grounds that it imposes too much deductions (https://www.mondaq.com/Nigeria/Finance-and-Banking/799248/Nigeria39s-President-Declines-Assent-To-National-Housing-Fund-Bill-2018 ) and one wonders what is driving the AGF. However, the deduction if at all necessary, is supposed to be 2.5% of basic salary but what IPPIS deducts is 2.5% of gross pay. The Protest by ASUU against this deduction has a history in line with which I wrote the following in a recent article: “Come to think of it, some colleagues have been able to build their personal houses mostly, using facilities from their cooperatives most of which are still being serviced.

So, tell me why you would force someone to whom housing is no longer an issue to save for housing without their consent? Suffice it to state more clearly that, most of those who took loans from the cooperatives to complete their houses are still servicing such loans but IPPIS will NOT make and remit such deductions”. Why has the AGF failed to address the issue of non-deduction of third-party contributions that border on the welfare of workers by IPPIS? Could he have avoided it because as I wrote before “they want to impoverish University workers by creating confusion and stifling all welfare arrangements from individual workers’ salaries”?

The AGF made reference to a number of laws selectively but deliberately refused to refer to the University autonomy law and the ASUU/FGN 2009 agreement. It is necessary to inform the AGF that the ASUU/FGN 2009 agreement is a law because it has been registered with the Supreme Court of Nigeria. If he is in doubt he can verify. Moreover, all the allowances (earnable) due to University Lecturers are clearly spelled out in the ASUU/FGN 2009 agreement, again the AGF should make efforts to verify to spare himself the embarrassment of “ignorantly”/deliberately calling the allowances of the University Lecturers illegal.

On the issues of the non – remittance of Union dues. So IPPIS does not keep records of what it deducts? On the issue of consequential adjustment, is the AGF claiming he released the money to the institutions and they refused to pay their staff? He needs to come out and say so clearly. Since last year, the office of the AGF keeps assuring University workers that their peculiarities had been taken care of by IPPIS. But what do we see today?
Some other issues have been widely raised which the AGF did not address in his press release. These include:

That there are indicting reports from the office of the Auditor General of the Federation on the operations of IPPIS, on issues ranging from lack of audit trail to lack of adequate security control measures thereby making it open to untraceable manipulations (https://aljazirahnews.com/revealed-rot-in-accountant-generals-office/). For instance, one of the reports revealed that 152 officers on IPPIS did not have personnel files in their MDAs, while N193m was paid to unidentified persons (https://www.thenicheng.com/33819-2/amp/). Were these also because the institutions included dead persons’ names on their payroll? Note that these predate the payment of University employees using IPPIS.

The response of the office of the AGF to ASUU’s query about the exemption of some federal government agencies from IPPIS. About which I wrote earlier: “The AGF in December, 2019 claimed that NDIC, FIRS, NNPC, CBN etc. are exempted because they are revenue generating agencies and do not draw from the consolidated federation account. This claim is very fluid, ridiculous and untenable and one expects that all discerning minds would not accept it. The fact that they are revenue generating agencies does not guarantee they will be free from: ghost workers, payroll manipulations and other salary related corrupt practices. Therefore, if IPPIS is genuinely being deployed to fight corruption, then they should not be exempted unless if there is another justifiable reason. Or, is the AGF saying that such infractions are allowed in those agencies simply because they generate revenue?”

ASUU is not against the Federal Government’s fight against corruption but desires that the fight should be done according to the laws of the land as far as the University system is concerned. That is why ASUU is developing the University Transparency and Accountability Solution to be domesticated in the Universities according to their autonomy law. It should at this point, be clearly stated that ASUU is not University administration that supplied IPPIS with payroll information of the Universities.

The AGF will need to come clear and convincingly clarify these issues to the general public. Since the AGF is going the way of the laws albeit, selectively, he needs to also refer to the extant law that enables the use of IPPIS.
Finally, may I appeal to the general public to try to get balanced information on IPPIS to enable them make informed contributions to the ongoing debate no matter the level of their loyalty to the “government of integrity”. ASUU’s struggle has been on for a while simply because some of those who benefitted from it have continued to fight ASUU mainly because of their loyalty to government. Whatever, anybody’s reason may be for hating ASUU, they should remember that, “The mouth of an elder may stink but out of it comes wisdom”. A Tonga proverb.

Jurbe Joseph Molwus, Ph.D.

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Re: Has Any Federal Civil Servant Received The New Minimum Wage? by otokx(m): 12:46pm On May 20
Please SSANU members in other universities, do you pay a separate levy for National Secretariat building, we in UNIPORT are asking.
Re: Has Any Federal Civil Servant Received The New Minimum Wage? by awele186: 12:59pm On May 20
Mehn all this press statements is just full of lack of research. The excuse is that the president declined assent to Nhf amendment bill. Does he not know the difference between an establishment act and an amendment act? Amendment means making corrections to an existing bill. Have a bothered to read the existing Act that was established by the national assembly?

All these excuses here are bogus and very funny. If universities generate revenue there would keep a mandatory amount to pay themselves all the allowances they need instead of comparing themselves to nnpc. It's really laughable

I read a press release from the office of the Accountant General of the Federation (AGF) yesterday 18th May 2020 on premiumtimesng.com. The release was titled “IPPIS: Nigerian universities misled us into paying dead lecturers – Accountant General”. After carefully reading the content of the release, I am compelled as a concerned and affected citizen to bring to the fore, some of the burning concerns associated with the implementation of IPPIS in the Nigerian Universities that the AGF is shying away from.

I am seriously disturbed that the AGF would make such selective, baseless and cursory responses to issues as important as the ones associated with IPPIS. I wonder whether the AGF is deliberately avoiding the other issues which I will highlight later or he is clearly demonstrating the best of his capabilities in addressing the issues. Whichever be the case, it is unfortunate to say the least, that this is what the AGF could offer in an office as sensitive as the one he holds in a country with very many eminently qualified citizens that could handle the affairs of the office much better.

The AGF is in charge of the national treasury and has the undeniable responsibility of convincingly clearing our practical doubts on IPPIS. But the way he is going about it suggests that he lacks the capacity to be in that office and I think all the professional bodies he belongs to should be worried about the performance of this their member and call him to order. Kindly read along as I quickly take you through the weaknesses of his claims and the lingering issues, he has been unable to address.

The office of the AGF claims that it paid dead University staff because “the Institutions deliberately forwarded to IPPIS the list containing dead ASUU members as being part of their personnel to get more personnel fund”. On this, the AGF needs to answer the following questions: is IPPIS no longer designed to eliminate ghost workers as it had been touted to be? Is it now garbage in garbage out? Was IPPIS not designed to only capture individuals personally using their biometrics? Is it not the desperation of the AGF to pay people not captured on the platform that led to the payment of deceased persons even if the institutions submitted their names as claimed? Some retired staff in some universities were also paid the two months’ salaries. Is IPPIS not supposed to automatically remove such staff from the payroll as we were told it was capable of doing? So why did he pay them? By this, the AGF has alluded to the fact that IPPIS is blind to all these and thus, a failed system.

On “non – receipt of paid salaries”, the records must be put straight less the AGF mislead Nigerians. Currently, there are seven Federal Universities in which no single ASUU member has received payment of the two moths withheld salaries the office of the AGF is claiming to have paid. Moreover, among the Universities where some ASUU members have been paid, there is none with 100% payment report so far.

The AGF claims that those not paid are either among 1,180 Lecturers whose Bank Verification Numbers (BVNs) failed verification test or have been married and have not updated their records. Is the AGF expecting Nigerians to believe him that in the seven federal Universities where no ASUU member has been paid, all the Lecturers failed the test of validation and confirmation of account details or they have all been married and have not updated their account details as he claims? It should be noted that, the number of Academic staff in one of the seven Universities alone is more than 1,180.

This claimed validation and confirmation of account details, was it by the same CBN through which salaries used to be paid before now? Would the AGF need to be informed that President Buhari was aware that members of ASUU refused to enrol on IPPIS when he directed the payment of their two months withheld salaries? Why did not he pay them through GIFMIS pending the resolution of the ongoing disagreement?

About the deduction of 2.5% of basic salary for the National Housing Fund (NHF). It is important to draw the attention of the AGF to the fact that President Buhari declined assent to the amendment act last year on the grounds that it imposes too much deductions (https://www.mondaq.com/Nigeria/Finance-and-Banking/799248/Nigeria39s-President-Declines-Assent-To-National-Housing-Fund-Bill-2018 ) and one wonders what is driving the AGF. However, the deduction if at all necessary, is supposed to be 2.5% of basic salary but what IPPIS deducts is 2.5% of gross pay. The Protest by ASUU against this deduction has a history in line with which I wrote the following in a recent article: “Come to think of it, some colleagues have been able to build their personal houses mostly, using facilities from their cooperatives most of which are still being serviced.

So, tell me why you would force someone to whom housing is no longer an issue to save for housing without their consent? Suffice it to state more clearly that, most of those who took loans from the cooperatives to complete their houses are still servicing such loans but IPPIS will NOT make and remit such deductions”. Why has the AGF failed to address the issue of non-deduction of third-party contributions that border on the welfare of workers by IPPIS? Could he have avoided it because as I wrote before “they want to impoverish University workers by creating confusion and stifling all welfare arrangements from individual workers’ salaries”?

The AGF made reference to a number of laws selectively but deliberately refused to refer to the University autonomy law and the ASUU/FGN 2009 agreement. It is necessary to inform the AGF that the ASUU/FGN 2009 agreement is a law because it has been registered with the Supreme Court of Nigeria. If he is in doubt he can verify. Moreover, all the allowances (earnable) due to University Lecturers are clearly spelled out in the ASUU/FGN 2009 agreement, again the AGF should make efforts to verify to spare himself the embarrassment of “ignorantly”/deliberately calling the allowances of the University Lecturers illegal.

On the issues of the non – remittance of Union dues. So IPPIS does not keep records of what it deducts? On the issue of consequential adjustment, is the AGF claiming he released the money to the institutions and they refused to pay their staff? He needs to come out and say so clearly. Since last year, the office of the AGF keeps assuring University workers that their peculiarities had been taken care of by IPPIS. But what do we see today?
Some other issues have been widely raised which the AGF did not address in his press release. These include:

That there are indicting reports from the office of the Auditor General of the Federation on the operations of IPPIS, on issues ranging from lack of audit trail to lack of adequate security control measures thereby making it open to untraceable manipulations (https://aljazirahnews.com/revealed-rot-in-accountant-generals-office/). For instance, one of the reports revealed that 152 officers on IPPIS did not have personnel files in their MDAs, while N193m was paid to unidentified persons (https://www.thenicheng.com/33819-2/amp/). Were these also because the institutions included dead persons’ names on their payroll? Note that these predate the payment of University employees using IPPIS.

The response of the office of the AGF to ASUU’s query about the exemption of some federal government agencies from IPPIS. About which I wrote earlier: “The AGF in December, 2019 claimed that NDIC, FIRS, NNPC, CBN etc. are exempted because they are revenue generating agencies and do not draw from the consolidated federation account. This claim is very fluid, ridiculous and untenable and one expects that all discerning minds would not accept it. The fact that they are revenue generating agencies does not guarantee they will be free from: ghost workers, payroll manipulations and other salary related corrupt practices. Therefore, if IPPIS is genuinely being deployed to fight corruption, then they should not be exempted unless if there is another justifiable reason. Or, is the AGF saying that such infractions are allowed in those agencies simply because they generate revenue?”

ASUU is not against the Federal Government’s fight against corruption but desires that the fight should be done according to the laws of the land as far as the University system is concerned. That is why ASUU is developing the University Transparency and Accountability Solution to be domesticated in the Universities according to their autonomy law. It should at this point, be clearly stated that ASUU is not University administration that supplied IPPIS with payroll information of the Universities.

The AGF will need to come clear and convincingly clarify these issues to the general public. Since the AGF is going the way of the laws albeit, selectively, he needs to also refer to the extant law that enables the use of IPPIS.
Finally, may I appeal to the general public to try to get balanced information on IPPIS to enable them make informed contributions to the ongoing debate no matter the level of their loyalty to the “government of integrity”. ASUU’s struggle has been on for a while simply because some of those who benefitted from it have continued to fight ASUU mainly because of their loyalty to government. Whatever, anybody’s reason may be for hating ASUU, they should remember that, “The mouth of an elder may stink but out of it comes wisdom”. A Tonga proverb.

Jurbe Joseph Molwus, Ph.D. [/quote]
Re: Has Any Federal Civil Servant Received The New Minimum Wage? by Carbuyer83: 1:49pm On May 20
awele186:
Mehn all this press statements is just full of lack of research. The excuse is that the president declined assent to Nhf amendment bill. Does he not know the difference between an establishment act and an amendment act? Amendment means making corrections to an existing bill. Have a bothered to read the existing Act that was established by the national assembly?

All these excuses here are bogus and very funny. If universities generate revenue there would keep a mandatory amount to pay themselves all the allowances they need instead of comparing themselves to nnpc. It's really laughable

Does the NHF establishment act stipulate deduction on consolidated/gross or basic? Because current deduction is on gross.

The excuses are bogus and funny yet you could not address them. Isn't that in itself funny?

Did it occur to you that if the public universities decide to go the way of private universities by generating enough revenue to pay their allowances most Nigerians will be unable to access university education? The same system that most members of current government benefited from virtually free of charge. Typical mentality of once you have climbed, remove the ladder. After all their children don't attend Nigerian public universities right from the president and his vice.

We must realise that we cannot equate education with oil and gas, tax collection, banking etc. Education is much more fundamental to the development of any nation (whether dependent on oil and gas or other sources) and must be accessible by both the rich and the poor, high and low of any society. Moreover, education sector provides required manpower for these other "sacred" institutions.

It's rather unfortunate that we are laughing away our future in this country.

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Re: Has Any Federal Civil Servant Received The New Minimum Wage? by Olumyyde(m): 6:57pm On May 20
LudaChriz:
Today is 20th, when is May salary coming grin
Some states have started paying. Kaduna did today.
Re: Has Any Federal Civil Servant Received The New Minimum Wage? by Carbuyer83: 7:05pm On May 20
Olumyyde:

Some states have started paying. Kaduna did today.
Zamfara (18th) and I think Borno too.
Re: Has Any Federal Civil Servant Received The New Minimum Wage? by Olumyyde(m): 7:46pm On May 20
Carbuyer83:

Zamfara (18th) and I think Borno too.
Wow!!
Re: Has Any Federal Civil Servant Received The New Minimum Wage? by Carbuyer83: 12:32am On May 21
I learnt INEC (not on IPPIS) and DAC (a division in ABU on IPPIS) have also received their May salary.
Re: Has Any Federal Civil Servant Received The New Minimum Wage? by Olumyyde(m): 12:38am On May 21
Carbuyer83:
I learnt INEC (not on IPPIS) and DAC (a division in ABU on IPPIS) have also received their May salary.
Nice. I know more would come before the sallah celebrations.
Re: Has Any Federal Civil Servant Received The New Minimum Wage? by Smokey5: 2:28pm On May 21
Carbuyer83:
I learnt INEC (not on IPPIS) and DAC (a division in ABU on IPPIS) have also received their May salary.
Heard DAC have not been paid since February may be thats y d Wer paid early
Re: Has Any Federal Civil Servant Received The New Minimum Wage? by adewale4jesus: 4:35pm On May 21
Please is it through that may salary has started dropping
Re: Has Any Federal Civil Servant Received The New Minimum Wage? by Carbuyer83: 4:43pm On May 21
Smokey5:

Heard DAC have not been paid since February may be thats y d Wer paid early
True.... It's possible.
Re: Has Any Federal Civil Servant Received The New Minimum Wage? by Olumyyde(m): 7:03pm On May 21
adewale4jesus:
Please is it through that may salary has started dropping
Ears are itching.
Re: Has Any Federal Civil Servant Received The New Minimum Wage? by LudaChriz(m): 9:51pm On May 21
Even if Buhari pay every other workers him no go ever pay tertiary institution workers till two weeks time

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Re: Has Any Federal Civil Servant Received The New Minimum Wage? by bnbash(m): 10:49pm On May 21
LudaChriz:
Even if Buhari pay every other workers him no go ever pay tertiary institution workers till two weeks time
Except for one Miracle from Almighty God.
Re: Has Any Federal Civil Servant Received The New Minimum Wage? by Smokey5: 1:36pm On May 22
Alerts have started dropping
Re: Has Any Federal Civil Servant Received The New Minimum Wage? by Fabregas1109: 2:34pm On May 22
Where, which university
Re: Has Any Federal Civil Servant Received The New Minimum Wage? by Beebsquare1: 3:43pm On May 22
Smokey5:
Alerts have started dropping
Source please

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