The Accountant General of the Federation, Ahmed Idris, has directed the Vice Chancellors of Federal Universities who are yet to enrol their institutions into the Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System to do so on or before Dec. 6.
He urged them to do the needful so as to meet the deadline set by the Federal Government for the payroll of federal universities.
Mr Idris, in a letter dated Dec. 2, sent to the Committee of Vice Chancellors of Nigerian Universities, expressed concern that the federal institutions had not been enrolled in the scheme despite federal government’s directive.
He noted that the noncompliance of the VCs was an indirect unwillingness to key into the policy which he said was set up to promote transparency and accountability in government expenditure.
“It has come to the attention of the Federal government that some Vice Chancellor of Federal Universities are yet to enrol into the Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System (IPPIS) one week after the commencement of the exercise. This passive response from the leadership of these universities appears to be an indirect demonstration of unwillingness to key into this government policy designed to promote transparency and accountability in government expenditure,” the Accountant General said.
He added that failure to meet the deadline would attract consequences.
The Academic Staff Union of University, ASUU, had directed it’s members not to enrol in the scheme, protesting that it would erode the autonomy of the University system in the country.