There were indications on Tuesday that any federal university lecturers that failed to register for the Integrated Payment and Personnel Information System might forfeit their December salary.

Officials at the Accountant General of the Federation Office had arrived at some universities and begun the enrolment of workers in the institutions despite the opposition of the Academic Staff Union of Universities.

At the University of Port Harcourt, a top official, who does not want his name mentioned, said the Federal Government officials, who would carry out the enrolment of lecturers and others, arrived at the institution on Monday and had since begun the exercise.

The source told one of our correspondents that measures had been put in place to ensure that any lecturer who stayed away from the enrolment for the IPPIS would not get his or her December salary.

He disclosed that the government officials for the exercise were working directly with the university’s bursar.

“Those who don’t enrol will not get their salaries; it is as simple as that. Their salaries in this December may not likely come, unless they (government officials) did not finish their work in December. If they finish in December, that is when they stop paying those who refuse to enrol because the platform is to make people to stay in their universities and teach,” he added.

At the Ebitimi Banigo conference hall of UNIPORT, it was observed that an IPPIS enrolment requirements form was posted on one of the doors.

The requirements include letter of first employment, letter of last promotion, evidence of transfer (if any), staff identification card and birth certificate/declaration of age.

It was learnt that the officials would carry out the exercise for two weeks.


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