Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed has revealed the reason why some lecturers will not receive their February salary, stating that only those who have enrolled for the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System(IPPIS) will get their salary.
Ahmed disclosed this at the opening ceremony of a management retreat in Kano, saying that the objective of capturing lecturers on the IPPIS was to check corruption.
She also revealed that in spite of the resistance from the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), 55 percent of its members have been captured on the platform.
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 percent of ASUU members are registered and the ones that have not are not getting their February salary.
“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 the 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.”