The IPPIS (Integrated Personnel Payroll Information System) is part of the transformation agenda of the F.G aimed at creating a centralised db (data base) system to help the government's main planning and decision also saying that will also to facilitate automation and storage of personnel records.
This system is very capable of handling primary, secondary and even tertiary assignments and can design template that should accommodate sabbatical, tenure and contract appointments even having high levels of security and control that will make it flexible and secure.
The IPPIS (Integrated Personnel Payroll Information System) would'nt in any way tamper with the autonomy of the Nigerian university system as it is targeted to preventing wastages and leakages by making sure staff remuneration is based on correct information, IPPIS Coordinator, Mrs. Nana Fatima Mede, said.
Mede who was also speaking at a oneday sensitisation workshop on IPPIS (Integrated Personnel Payroll Information System) conducted for universities and other School institutions in the North West, he also said the new system will also help ensure prompt payment of salaries directly to the employees accounts with correct deductions and remittances of third party payments like there taxes, cooperatives, pension and also union dues.
According to her, the workshop was focused at carefully examining some of the challenges of the new system with the right perspective to brainstorming and bringing up with a clear and well defined formula that would be acceptable to everyone.
She (Mede) also said the system rollout which started in 2007 currently has 257,516 employees as at March 2014 drawn from 308 Ministries, Department and Agencies (MDAS), including 123 noncare agencies, 17 Teaching Hospitals and Medical Centres and 10 Colleges of Agriculture and Veterinary Science.
In his reports, Bayero University VC, Professor Abubakar Adamu Rasheed, also said the new system would work effectively and enhance the payroll system if it addresses some peculiarities of Nigerian universities like staff on study fellowship abroad, sabbatical and other likely issues. He urged the FG (federal government) to strive to carry along all the University unions through incorporating all their concerns and to exercise patience as the system is gradually put to practice.