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SSANU hails FG’s exemption of tertiary institutions from IPPIS

The Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) has commended the Federal Government for the exemption of tertiary institutions from the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS).

The National President of SSANU, Mohammed Ibrahim, said this in a communiqué on Monday in Abuja.

The communiqué was issued at the end of the 46th National Executive Council of the association held at the Federal University of Technology, Minna, Niger State.

According to Mr Ibrahim, NEC in session commended the Federal Government on the removal of universities and other tertiary institutions from IPPIS.

“NEC, however, encourages government to critically consult management of universities and labour unions on workable, reliable, seamless and acceptable approach. This is in transiting to the new regime to capture the peculiarities of university workers.

“This is with a view to forestalling the complicated problems that plagued the use of IPPIS. NEC, therefore, urges the government to consider improving the old system with some latest features in the University Peculiar Personnel and Payroll System payment solution,” he said.

He also said that NEC acknowledged the approval by the Federal Government to pay the four months salaries of its members withheld as a result of the last industrial action embarked upon by the union.

NEC, however, encourages government to critically consult management of universities and labour unions on workable, reliable, seamless and acceptable approach.

He, therefore, urged the government to pay the money without delay, noting that SSANU members were already losing confidence in the government.

The SSANU President, however, demanded the implementation of the 25 and 35 per cent wage increase for university workers which had been captured in the budget before the end of 2023.

Mr Ibrahim added that the NEC urged the Federal Government to commence payment of the outstanding arrears of October and November 2023 salaries forthwith.

“NEC in session also observed that some of its members have yet to be paid arrears of the national minimum wage, which was approved in 2018 despite the efforts of the union.

“NEC calls on the government to, as a matter of urgency, to release funds for the omitted universities,” he said.

He said the omitted universities included the Federal University, Otuoke, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, Federal University, Dutsinma, Katsina State. 

Others were the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi, Federal University, Gashua, Yobe, Federal University Kashere, and the University of Maiduguri, among others. (NAN)

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