Finance, Budget and National Planning Minister, Mrs. Zainab Ahmed has warned that members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) who have not registered in the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS) will not be paid their salaries for the month of February.
The minister sounded the warning on Thursday while speaking at the opening of the 2020 Management Retreat for Treasury Directors of Finance and Directors of Internal Audit in Kano.
She said: “Unfortunately, most reforms that you undertake, you come across resistance. We have had resistance from ASUU on the implementation of the IPPIS and I am happy to report that at least, up to 55 per cent of ASUU members are registered and the ones that are not are not getting their February salary,”
The minister further explained that the IPPIS system is necessary in ensuring transparency and combating financial corruption by eliminating ghost workers in the federal civil service.
“It is in eliminating ghost workers because you register on the IPPIS using biometrics and we are currently working with the office of the head of service to link up the IPPIS HR management module with the payroll itself. It will help us better maximise the efficiency of the system.’’
“I know that we have up to 70,000 ghost workers that have been identified in this process and we hope that we will come to a time when we will say that we have no ghost workers.” the minister said.