Public universities included in the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System, or IPPIS, have been approved to leave the payment platform by President Bola Tinubu.
Prof. Mamman Tahir, the Minister of Education, made the information public on Wednesday just after President Bola Tinubu’s Federal Executive Council meeting.
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Offering more explanations on the presidential directive, Minister of Information and National Orientation Muhammed Idris said: “Today, the universities and other tertiary institutions have gotten a very big relief from the integrated payroll and personnel information system.
“You will recall that the university authorities and the others have been clamouring for the exemption of the universities and other tertiary institutions from this system.
“Today, Council has graciously approved that. What that means is that going forward, the universities, like the Minister of Education has said, and other tertiary institutions, the polytechnics and colleges of education, will be taken off the IPPIS.
“What that means in simple language is that the university authorities and other tertiary institutions will now be paying their own personnel from their own end instead of relying on the IPPIS.”