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IPPIS an instrument of corruption – ASUU

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The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) on Wednesday described the Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System (IPPIS) as an instrument of fraud and corruption perpetrated by the Office of the Accountant General of the Federation (OAGF).

The Zonal Coordinator of ASUU, Lagos Zone, Prof. Olusiji Sowande, who stated this at a press conference held at Tai Solarin University of Education, Ijebu Ode, said the government’s sincerity on its anti-graft campaign has been called to question with the adoption of IPPIS.

He said: “The call for an investigation of the massive fraud that had been perpetrated in the IPPIS office had fallen on deaf ears. This development has called to question the sincerity of the government in fighting corruption.

“Taking a loan of $140 million to procure software and train staff for the single purpose of implementing IPPIS is a massive fraud on the part of the government, whereas, the same software was freely offered by our union on the platform of University Transparency and Accountability Solution (UTAS).

“Nigerians should be curious about the reason given by the government for imposing IPPIS on universities. Our union will not surrender to blackmail and intimidation from government and will not hesitate to embark on a total, comprehensive and indefinite industrial action to wrestle the public universities from the clutches of prowling jackals in the government.

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“This is the time for Nigerian masses to show understanding and join forces with us in this patriotic and lawful struggle for continued existence and survival of Nigerian public universities.

“We have insisted that the government has an ulterior motive behind the desperate and forceful migration of our members into IPPIS.

“Despite the widely reported fraud being perpetrated by the operators of IPPIS within and outside the Accountant General of the Federation’s (AGF) office, through its agents, the AGF is unrepentant in compelling ASUU members to enroll on IPPIS.”

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