The Joint Action Committee (JAC) of the Non-Academic Staff Union of Universities (NASU) and the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) have presented to the Federal Government a new payment platform through which they want their salaries to be paid.
The platform, known as the Universities Peculiar Personnel Payroll System (UPPPS) was presented by the Committee to the Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu at the Ministries Conference Centre in Abuja.
While presenting the platform to Adamu, SSANU President, Mohammed Ibrahim, said it serves as an alternative to the Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System (IPPIS) through which all personnel in the university system will be paid.
He noted that IPPIS was full of inconsistencies.
The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), which is currently on strike, has also rejected IPPIS.
ASUU has come up with its own replacement for the payroll system: the University Transparency Accountability System (UTAS).