…Says IPPIS Is A Fraud
The Colleges of Education Academic Staff Union (COEASU) has insisted on the migration of academics in tertiary institutions to the University Transparency and Accountability Solution (UTAS).
UTAS is an ingenious alternative pay platform innovated by ASUU. The President of the union, Dr. Smart Olugbeko, made this known in a statement made available to newsmen in Abuja on Thursday.
Olugbeko said that the insistence on the Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System (IPPIS) had opened the payroll up to unilateral manipulations and fraud perpetrated by individuals. “Insistence on the Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System (IPPIS) by the Federal Government constitutes a ridiculous contradiction to the acclaimed anti-corruption posture of the present administration.
“The recent letting open of the can of worms in the OAGF where the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has uncovered a fraud not less than whooping sum of N80 billion sufficiently vindicates our union’s position that IPPIS is a fraud.
“Apart from undermining the statutory functions of the Governing Councils and breaching the establishment integrity of the tertiary education and the COE system, IPPIS opens the payroll up to unilateral manipulations and cool fraud.
“In fact, we dare say that the N80 billion discovered by EFCC is merely a tip of the cankerous iceberg of wanton fraud enabled by the questionable pay platform,” he said. Olugbeko called on the Federal Government not to delay in migrating academics in tertiary institutions to UTAS