The Federal Government has ordered the suspension of the salaries of any university worker who is not registered in the Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System (IPPIS) as of November 2020.
Recall that Buhari, while addressing a joint session of the National Assembly, had threatened to stop the salaries of teachers who were not registered with IPPIS.
A new directive contained in a memorandum from the Office of the General Accountant of the Federation (AGF) with the reference number OAGF / IPPIS / 446/1/159 and dated October 8, 2020 has now enforced the threat.
It was signed by the Director of IPPIS, Nsikak Ben, for the AGF.
The memorandum was sent to all University Vice Chancellors through the Nigerian Federal Universities Vice Chancellors Committee.
“I am writing to inform you that any staff at your institution who have not enrolled in IPPIS, whether as a result of a study leave (with pay), maternity leave or for medical reasons, will no longer appear on the payroll of IPPIS.
“This is effective as of November 2020, except that such personnel report for biometric data capture at the Federation Accountant General’s Office, Abuja,” the memo said in part.
Said employees would have to present themselves with a cover letter / IPPIS registration forms duly endorsed by the main authorities of the institution and proof of six months’ salary, according to bank statements.