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IPPIS: Government Can’t Use ASUU Platform To Pay Us — University Workers by sinkhole: 6:49am On Oct 13
The university non- academic workers have warned that the Federal Government cannot use the payment platform designed by the Academic Staff Union of University (ASUU) to pay them, even as they have rejected the new platform introduced by the Federal Government, the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS).

Rather, the workers asked the government to revert to the former platform being used to pay them, the Government Integrated Finance Management Information System (GIFMIS) or adopt their own platform, designed newly by their unions- the Non-Academic Staff Union of Universities and Associated institutions (NASU) and the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU).

Under the Joint Action of NASU and SSANU, the non-teaching staff have also designed their own platform to be launched very soon, to handle the payment of their salaries and other related entitlements.

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has earlier designed its own platform, called, Universities Transparency and Accountability Solution (UTAS) for the payment of salaries in the place of IPPIS; and insisted that the Federal Government should adopt this platform rather than the troubled IPPIS.

While ASUU has from the onset totally rejected the IPPIS platform as designed by the government because of the perceived problems and crisis that would associate with the system, NASU and SSANU went ahead to key into it after series on consultations and meetings with the government, believing that the perceived lapses would be addressed.

However, the General Secretary of NASU, Comrade Peters Adeyemi, told Nigerian Tribune that the IPPIS was repletes with series of problems when in February the IPPIS started the payment of salaries of workers in the universities and later in the universities centers.

Comrade Adeyemi said: “To our surprise, most of the things we agreed upon, the government did not comply. Government went back on its words. when this thing started we found out that some of our members were not paid their salaries at all, some were paid what is completely below what they were expected to pay.”

He explained that on the issue of 2009 NASU/SSANU and Federal Government agreements, which includes the payment of a number of allowances including earned allowance, all the agreements were jettisoned.

He pointed out that deductions, such as the National Housing Fund, which the workers were not paying before, IPPIS decided to deduct it without their knowledge and without following the due process.

The NASU general secretary stated that the position of the unions was that the government should return payment of the salary of their members to what it used to be before the IPPIS platform commenced; adding, “we were on Government Integrated Financial Management Information System (GIFMIS) and “GIFMIS” is another platform for payment.

He also disclosed that the JAC of NASU and NAAT has designed their own platform, which would soon be made known.

Comrade Adeyemi said, “we have designed our own platform, we are ready to also present it. Don’t forget that ASUU also said they have a platform they have designed. So, if government is ready, it’s now the right of the unions to prepare their platforms. We have our own, they can’t use ASUU platform to pay us.”

He pointed out that the platform was ready and would be presented to the public very soon, adding that they have agreed to do a formal launching of the platform.

https://tribuneonlineng.com/ippis-govt-cant-use-ASUU-platform-to-pay-us-varsity-workers/

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Re: IPPIS: Government Can’t Use ASUU Platform To Pay Us — University Workers by 21cents: 7:10am On Oct 13
LOL. funny. only in Nigeria will a federal government worker be dictating how he wants to be paid to the government.

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Re: IPPIS: Government Can’t Use ASUU Platform To Pay Us — University Workers by Camos: 7:26am On Oct 13
grin
Re: IPPIS: Government Can’t Use ASUU Platform To Pay Us — University Workers by otokx(m): 7:32am On Oct 13
Confused lot.
Re: IPPIS: Government Can’t Use ASUU Platform To Pay Us — University Workers by TecM0: 7:39am On Oct 13
cool



Can you just imagine?!

After #EndSARS we need #EndASUU

In a Country with multiple digit unemployment rate, a Lecturer openly wants to continue holding employments in 2,3,4 or 5 University with full pay, teaching few hours per week, multiplying wage bill

Nigerian Armed Forces are on IPPIS and they have allowance captured, lecturers on sabbaticals and visiting lecturers can have allowance captured by IPPIS instead of getting new salary

.

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Re: IPPIS: Government Can’t Use ASUU Platform To Pay Us — University Workers by kjsun15: 7:42am On Oct 13
God forbid you will be migrated to UTAS. You are already on IPPIS so no need to get yourselves worries. Stay with your amputated salaries that you are collecting on IPPIS platform. Have you ever asked your Unions-NASU SANU one question? why is your minimum wage arrears not paid since April 2019? find out from your enslaved platform IPPIS.

ASUU is made UTAS here in Nigeria with rigorous research by academics, your IPPIS is made in US by some government appointees finding fact on poor masses of Nigerian workers. This is modern slave trade. It is a pity you won't understand anyway!

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Re: IPPIS: Government Can’t Use ASUU Platform To Pay Us — University Workers by sinkhole: 8:03am On Oct 13
TecM0:
cool



Can you just imagine?!

After #EndSARS we need #EndASUU

In a Country with multiple digit unemployment rate, a Lecturer openly wants to continue holding employments in 2,3,4 or 5 University with full pay, teaching few hours per week, multiplying wage bill

Nigerian Armed Forces are on IPPIS and they have allowance captured, lecturers on sabbaticals and visiting lecturers can have allowance captured by IPPIS instead of getting new salary

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But why did you just focus on ASUU alone, is it that your mind is already conditioned to always accuse ASUU of everything?
The focus of the report is not on ASUU rather it is on NASU and SSANU who are the other unions in the Universities who are also not happy with IPPIS because of denied allowances!
The NASU and SSANU are behaving like a leper, who can not squeeze a milk but can throw away the milk. They are giving government an edge by not cooperating with ASUU on UTAS!

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Re: IPPIS: Government Can’t Use ASUU Platform To Pay Us — University Workers by TecM0: 8:06am On Oct 13
sinkhole:
But why did you just focus on ASUU alone, is it that your mind is already conditioned to always accuse ASUU of everything?
The focus of the report is not on ASUU rather it is on NASU and SSANU who are the other unions in the Universities who are also not happy with IPPIS because of denied allowances!

ASUU has always dictatated , and influenced , NASU and SSANU even SUG directly or indirectly.. it's all University Politics


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Re: IPPIS: Government Can’t Use ASUU Platform To Pay Us — University Workers by sinkhole: 8:09am On Oct 13
TecM0:


ASUU has always dictatated , and influenced , NASU and SSANU even SUG directly or indirectly.. it's all University Politics


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but ASUU did not dictate to either of those people!
They willingly, of their own accord enter IPPIS and now they want to back out.
If ASUU had dictated to them then they wouldn't have been on IPPIS at all!
I believe FG is using NASU and SSANU against ASUU.
As per SUG, yes! If I do not influence you, as my student, then who would wink

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Re: IPPIS: Government Can’t Use ASUU Platform To Pay Us — University Workers by 4t4th(m): 8:16am On Oct 13
cry cry
Re: IPPIS: Government Can’t Use ASUU Platform To Pay Us — University Workers by samuelpeters(m): 8:24am On Oct 13
So NASU and SSANU wn design their own payment platform. grin

Make all agencies kuku design their own.
Before you know now NMA and JOHESU go go their own strike because of IPPIS.

I think ASUU should tweak their UTAS to accommodate NASU and SSANU( these ones should better cooperate with ASUU, because if ASUU call off strike na OYO dm de).
So that if FG accepts the UTAS it would benefit every staff in the university system.

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Re: IPPIS: Government Can’t Use ASUU Platform To Pay Us — University Workers by Rgade: 8:48am On Oct 13
21cents:
LOL. funny. only in Nigeria will a federal government worker be dictating how he wants to be paid to the government.
Only in Nigeria will the federal government withhold her worker's pay for several months.

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Re: IPPIS: Government Can’t Use ASUU Platform To Pay Us — University Workers by ImmaculateJOE(m): 8:53am On Oct 13
If ASUU, NASU & SSANU cannot accept IPPIS then let the strike continue till eternity...

IPPIS is a smart way of paying salaries and it is actually good for tranpaeency governance. Every sensible person should endorse and support it..

But eh, Buhari is still a disaster oh.. In fact IPPIS was introduced around 2007 before them BMCs will start claiming nonsense...

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Re: IPPIS: Government Can’t Use ASUU Platform To Pay Us — University Workers by jericco1(m): 8:54am On Oct 13
This is an insult to the FG.
Imagine workers dictating to their employers how they want to be renumerated undecided

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Re: IPPIS: Government Can’t Use ASUU Platform To Pay Us — University Workers by Coronavirus84: 8:54am On Oct 13
Lecturers are too greedy and stupid for dictating for the federal government to accept their UTAS platform. Where in the whole world will an employee dictate for his employer on how to pay him? Awon Oloriburuku lecturers everywhere increasing the years of students just because of their selfish interest

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Re: IPPIS: Government Can’t Use ASUU Platform To Pay Us — University Workers by originalprof(m): 8:54am On Oct 13
Just watch and See, you think Buhari cares, E Go Shock You, Buhari wants to Bleep Nigeria up, we would Bleep his FIRST
Buhari that do not hear with his Ears,
a dead man is our president sorry Caretaker
we don't have a listening president, but a selfish caretaker

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Re: IPPIS: Government Can’t Use ASUU Platform To Pay Us — University Workers by wPrymHORIZON(f): 8:54am On Oct 13
Hmmmm. This turssle of power.
Re: IPPIS: Government Can’t Use ASUU Platform To Pay Us — University Workers by SpecialAdviser(m): 8:54am On Oct 13
Is it that the amount to be paid will reduce??

What exactly is the quarrel with the platform??

Somebody educate me.

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Re: IPPIS: Government Can’t Use ASUU Platform To Pay Us — University Workers by Seunaj05(m): 8:54am On Oct 13
As for the undergraduates at home, go and learn work. Buhari will NOT back down neither will ASUU

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Re: IPPIS: Government Can’t Use ASUU Platform To Pay Us — University Workers by Abouwaza(m): 8:54am On Oct 13
FG and ASUU are mad

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Re: IPPIS: Government Can’t Use ASUU Platform To Pay Us — University Workers by Sonnobax15(m): 8:55am On Oct 13
grin. make una no worry.....FG no go only use am tay pay una but also use am tay shock una....
I've never seen people as selfish and greedy as these bunch of old incompetent men working under this platform of ASUU.

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Re: IPPIS: Government Can’t Use ASUU Platform To Pay Us — University Workers by Mayng01(m): 8:55am On Oct 13
Okay
Re: IPPIS: Government Can’t Use ASUU Platform To Pay Us — University Workers by Princerichi0(m): 8:55am On Oct 13
ASUU get wahala, swrs.
Re: IPPIS: Government Can’t Use ASUU Platform To Pay Us — University Workers by DropsMic(m): 8:55am On Oct 13
Hmmm
Re: IPPIS: Government Can’t Use ASUU Platform To Pay Us — University Workers by ILoveDemMANNA: 8:55am On Oct 13
JOIN IPPIS or forfeit your salaries.
Enough of Ghost workers in Nigeria.
Enough of monkey dey work, Baboon dey chop.
Corruption has become a normal way of life to them....professors for that matter.

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Re: IPPIS: Government Can’t Use ASUU Platform To Pay Us — University Workers by amerengues(m): 8:55am On Oct 13
Hmm

We argue to gain more enlightenment and if in the process, we encounter superior arguments, we should accept it.

You made a valid point by referring to the ghost workers issue- we don’t want ghost workers that sap our resources struggling to go round.

ASUU went on strike before pandemic thus it wasn’t in the midst of pandemic; It wasn’t because of IPPIS that they started the strike; This same government agreed at a time that they are willing to looking into the alternative ASUU will present which is UTAS since it accommodates most of the peculiarities IPPIS is devoid of

eg Adjunct lecturers (Hardly will you see any department/faculty with adjunct Lecturers from the industry). An engineering faculty with a course on Engineering law (just an illustration)may borrow lecturers. Also, those presently on IPPIS in other ministry have started complaining of the irregularities because I have a colleague who complained recently.

To rectify issues, you might need to travel to Abuja (Security, finance, stress, not meeting them on seat and telling you to come tomorrow), why hasn’t the Government decentralized this IPPIS. A friend has been advised to travel to Abuja recently.

We are quick to forget that this strike is premised on the follow up on previous agreement the government has successfully renegaded on without no commitment to do anything significant. IPPIS main issue came up when the stopped salary in which strike was on before the focus shifted to IPPIS.

Again, I ask, students have never supported revitalization and adequate funding and we are quick to condemn some persons who wants that. Government really fears the students’ protest but unfortunately they don’t protest for better education or support the struggle since we all want to quickly graduate. Those schools abroad get huge fundings for education. If you perceive that there is a misappropriation in university system, why not wade in and be in charge of fixing the infrastructure and revitalization fee and leave the school administrators out of the process- come and build and innovative rickety libraries.

Remember that anything Government is continuous and not only must you fulfill the promises but build on it. Again, this struggle was before so many of us are born, why are we still in this state. Please kindly do your research on how much Graduate assistants and Assistant lecturers earn.

Recently, they retain best students to lecture but after seeing how decayed the system is coupled will a paltry salary of 105k for some school lecturers, they accept offers from universities abroad and the system weakens further. Government only focuses on the propaganda of 10,000 lecturers as Prof whereas the bulk are in the very lower cadre who will print, publish articles, fix their offices with their money especially for those who could never sell handouts as a university rule. They are left with only meager salaries. I will stop here.


However, the challenge with ASUU is their penchant for shouldering all the requests needed for school revitalization. If ASUU focuses on the welfare of the members alone (which in hard fact, not possible though since university structures and infrastructure isn’t alien to ASUU’ operations), the strike won’t be incessant. If the students and parents don’t ask for better education, leave them to it. You can’t be fighting for people who don’t understand you.

If any ASUU member is found erring for misappropriation , prosecute them instantly but we forget that ASUU is academic and not always at the helm of affairs of most administrative activities of some universities and how some of it sef is being used are not even known to them. ASUU isn’t asking for increase in the poor salaries as highlighted. Till now no minimum wage has been paid.

All we want is a balanced view. So pathetic that this struggle has been on for ages. If only, if only they fix it once, Government would be able to brag one day.

Note: ASUU isn’t asking for salary increase despite meager salary.

ASUU hasn’t been paid #1 out of the audio minimum wage

The bulk of lecturers are in the lower cadre hence only few could attempt teaching somewhere else. Don’t be driven by propaganda

Note that most of the students will loose studentship if their schools looses accreditation due to shortage of having some senior lecturers (Gradual plans to recruit is feasible)

Note that there are condemned to poor salary structure after so many degrees yet no increment- it is as bad as 3,000-4000 annual increment in some institutions.

Before you judge, take both view into cognizance. It’s unfortunate that the students are bearing the brunt in this struggle.

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Re: IPPIS: Government Can’t Use ASUU Platform To Pay Us — University Workers by damola1: 8:56am On Oct 13
Ayo ka yo...

sack all of them, and start employing new people...

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Re: IPPIS: Government Can’t Use ASUU Platform To Pay Us — University Workers by LandMann: 8:56am On Oct 13
Wonderful

You guys reject IPPIS, you reject ASUU solution... You want to continue the old system where heads of departments and other top administrators can insert their family members and ghost workers into the payroll so they can be collecting free money from government illegally...

It's either we return Nigeria to the military where they can hang looters without fear or favour or Nigerians will revolt against the government since democracy seems to be the fertile ground for corruption in Nigeria

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Re: IPPIS: Government Can’t Use ASUU Platform To Pay Us — University Workers by NaijaCover(m): 8:56am On Oct 13
School na scam

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