‘Lecturers Not On IPPIS Won’t Get February Salary’ – Finance Minister

Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed has stated that lecturers who have not enrolled for the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS) will not get their February salary.

The Minister, who disclosed this at the opening ceremony of a management retreat in Kano on Thursday, said the objective of capturing lecturers on the IPPIS is to check corruption.

Mrs. Ahmed also revealed that in spite of the resistance from the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), 55 percent of its members have been captured on the platform.

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Speaking to newsmen, the minister said: “Unfortunately most reforms that you undertake you come across resistance. We have had resistance from ASUU on the implementation of the IPPIS and I am happy to report that at least up to 55 percent of ASUU members are registered and the ones that have not are not getting their February salary.

“It is in eliminating ghost workers because you register on the IPPIS using biometrics and we are currently working with the office of the head of service to link up the IPPIS HR management module with the payroll itself. It will help us better maximise the efficiency of the system.

“I know that we have up to 70,000 ghost workers that have been identified in this process and we hope that we will come to a time when we will say that we have no ghost workers.”