University Of Port Harcourt ASUU Vows To Discipline Any Member Who Takes Part In The Federal Government Integrated Payroll And Personnel Information System Billed To Start On Monday

The Federal Government has directed all the Academic Staff Union of Universities to present its staff for the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System billed to commence on Monday
The Office of the Accountant General of the Federation, in a newspaper advertorial on Wednesday 20th November2019, had directed all staff of federal universities and colleges of education “to present themselves for enrollment for the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System.”

The AGF urge staffs of universities, others, to bring their letters of appointment, letters of promotion, birth certificates and copies of their bank statement. The office of the AGF said its officers would be in the institutions to conduct the exercise.

Meanwhile Branches of ASUU in federal universities across the country, has vowed to shun the registration for IPPIS, which would start on Monday. ASUU in University of Port Harcourt, said their members would not register for the IPPIS. Nor participate in the enrollment.

The Chairman of the UNIPORT branch of ASUU, Dr Austen Sado, said the union would not dignify Federal Government’s directive by any form of compliance, insisting that the IPPIS policy was a violation of the university laws in the guise of fighting corruption.

Sado in a telephone interview with our correspondents said the union will sanction any of its member who violates the resolve not to be present for such enrollment, could risk being disciplined.

He stated, “We are not dignifying that directive with any response because we have given them our views. We had an interaction with the Senate and the Senate asked them (the FG) to make sure that they explore all avenues in resolving it.
“If they (the FG) want to escalate it, there is no problem. But I can assure you that our members will not make themselves available for any capture. We have already shown our disdain for this illegality because it is an illegal policy.

“Our members took a resolution and said that it should be communicated to government that (IPPIS) is a violation of the laws of the university and so, we are all standing together on the account that this (IPPIS) is a violation of the law and we will not help that violation by any form of compliance.

“Government cannot violate the laws of the land under the guise that they are fighting corruption. If any of our members turns up, we have an ethics/grievance committee that deals with issues of violation of our codes.

“Such members would be tried through the provisions of the constitution at the appropriate time. We will not tell people what we will do to any errant member. We know what to do with our rules and we will get our members to be in line