IPPIS: Over 70 Percent of University Staff Enrolled- AGF
More than 90,000 university staff have been enrolled in the Integrated Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS).
The Accountant General of the Federation (AGF), Mr Ahmed Idris, revealed this in a statement signed by Mr. Henshaw Ogubike, the Deputy Director (Press and Public Relations), of the agency on Tuesday in Abuja.
According to the statement, at the end of the last enrollment, a total of 8, 146 academic and 86, 844 non-academic staff enrolled which represents more than 70 percent of the staff of federal universities.
Meanwhile, Idris said concerns raised by the Committee of Vice-Chancellors of Federal Universities on the complexities of the IPPIS system will be addressed and that all rules and peculiarities in the universities that were recognized by the government would be accommodated and implemented through IPPIS.
“All the peculiarities shall be stated, all the rules of engagement shall equally be stated; we are ready to go by the rules of engagement.
“All the rules that are recognised by the government in the universities, we will go by these rules, none will be set aside,” he said.
Idris said the objection by the Academic Staff Union of Universities to IPPIS was unfounded as the Federal Government had, during many meetings with the universities, assured them that IPPIS was not to take away the autonomy of the institutions.
He said the aim was “to make the management of personnel more efficient”.
He said the practice where universities recruited staff not minding whether their budget would accommodate such employment was responsible for the issue of shortfall in personnel revenue.
Idris explained that IPPIS would help the universities solve the problem of shortfall in personnel revenue as the recruitment and remuneration of staff would be more efficient.(NAN)