The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, Bauchi chapter, has threatened to expose politicians and government officials that are allegedly frustrating government’s efforts at resolving the controversial IPPIS impasse.
The union accused Nigerian politicians and government officials of feeding fat by using some companies in managing the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS) in the country to frustrate lecturers.
The zonal Coordinator Prof. Lawan G. Abubakar made this known in a chat with reporters at a conference entitled “NITDA’s Unpatriotic Stance on UTAS” in Jos, the Plateau State capital.
He alleged that politicians feeding fat on IPPIS are the ones sabotaging their good efforts, stressing that very soon, they will not mind exposing and calling out their names.
According to Abubakar, one out of the seven demands of the union is to impress the Federal Government to address the deployment of the University Transparency and Accountability Solution (UTAS) to replace the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS) for personnel payments and management in the university system.
Abubakar added that following the successful development of UTAS by ASUU, the Federal Government directed the Nigerian Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), in line with its core mandate, to carry out Integrity Tests on the software.
“The tests conducted are User Acceptance Test (UAT), and Vulnerability Assessment and Penetration Tests. The summary of the first tests conducted by NITDA scored UTAS software 97.4 per cent. “However, even after scoring UTAS this high, NITDA went further to contradict itself by making a fallacious statement that UTAS has failed Integrity Tests.”