Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, has stated that her instruction to the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) on migration to the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS) was based on a directive by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Ahmed said the president directed every staff of government agencies to be on IPPIS, noting that her job was to comply with the directive.
She made this comment in reaction to the threat by ASUU embark on strike over the presidential directive.
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Speaking to State House correspondents after the National Economic Council meeting presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Tuesday at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, she maintained that the directive was binding on all Federal Government employees.
“It is a pity if ASUU carries out this strike because what ASUU is saying now is that they should be treated differently from other staff of the government of Nigeria who are also on IPPIS.
“We will be engaging ASUU; we will be discussing with them; but at the end of the day, as far as I am concerned, my instruction is from the President.”
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