ASUU, Federal Government To Resolve Utas-Ippis Issue In Three Months
Written by Olarotimi Oshin on October 25, 2022
Following the resumption of academic activities of public varsities in Kwara State, the Federal Government has set a three months timeline to incorporate the University Transparency Accountability System (UTAS) into the Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System (IPPIS).
The statement was made on Monday by the Acting Accountant General of the Federation, Silvia Okoliaboh during a meeting with the leadership of the varsity union and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Honourable Femi Gbajabiamila.
Speaking during the meeting, the Acting Accountant-General of the Federation gave a timeline of three months within which the government will sit down with a committee set up by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and resolved all issues in the expected merger of the Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System (IPPIS) and the University Transparency Accountability System (UTAS).
Accountant-General As This To Say
“I want the leadership of ASUU to please trust us and believe that by the grace of God and with the commitment leadership of national assembly and of course the executive that we are going to make sure that IPPS lives up to everybody’s expectation. Now with ASUU we look at what we have at the moment so that we also have to continue to pay them and then gradually incrementally we are accommodating some of those material peculiarities that ASUU is complaining about”
On his part, President of ASUU, Professor Emmanuel Osodeke said the union called off the eight-month old strike action on trust and the acceptance of the IPPIS as opposed to their demand of UTAS.
ASUU As This To Say:
“Thank God in police yesterday IG was very clear structure in salary of police is due to IPPIS they don’t have union so they cannot speak so we need to get this clear, we have agreed on that as an interim measure may be subsequently we look for how to solve this problem ones and for all IPPIS have not solve any problem it as created more problemS”
Reacting, the Speaker Gbajabiamila faulted the claims of ASUU president, saying an agreement reached was not on a temporary basis. He dismissed claims in some quarters that the series of meetings held did not achieve any useful results.
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