FG Enrols 39,160 Varsity Lecturers on IPPIS, VCs Seek Extension

The Federal Government has enrolled over 39,160 university lecturers in 27 universities into the Integrated Personnel Payroll Information System.

The Director, IPPIS in the Office of the Accountant-General of the Federation, Mr Olufehinti Olusegun, gave the figure during an exclusive interview on Friday.

He said the over 39,160 enrolment figure for the 27 universities was what had been compiled as at 5pm on Friday.

He said that contrary to objections raised by members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities to the IPPIS initiative, many of them have been enrolled into the platform.

Giving a breakdown of the IPPIS enrollment, he said over 3,000 workers had been enrolled at the University of Benin while University of Port Harcourt and Ahmadu Bello University had enrolment figures of about 1,900 and 3,500 workers respectively.

He said that about 500 workers had been enrolled in Maritime University, Nigerian Defence Academy (300 workers), University of Nigeria, Nsukka (4,000), Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi (900), Federal University, Wukari (1,900), and Federal University of Technology, Owerri (over 1,000).

Similarly, he said that IPPIS officials had enrolled over 1,000 workers at the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Alex Ekwueme University (800), Federal University of Technology, Akure (over 600), Federal University, Oye (360), Obafemi Awolowo University (1,200), University of Lagos (2,200) and University of Abuja (850).

In the same vein, about 150 university workers had been enrolled at the Federal University, Lokoja, while Federal University of Technology, Lafia; Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Bauchi; University of Jos and University of Ilorin have enrolment figures of 600, 650, 1200 and 2,000 respectively.

The IPPIS coordinator said that Federal University of Technology, Minna had enrolment figure of 1,100, University of Ibadan (over 3,000); Federal University, Otuoke (1,300), University of Calabar (2,400) and University of Uyo (1,500).

He said in most of the schools where the exercise was being implemented, the level of turnout from university lecturers had been “impressive”.



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