SSANU Notifies FG On New Payment Platform Named UGPPPS.
Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige, has been notified by the Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Universities (SSANU) about the new platform it developed in collaboration with the Non-Academic Staff Union of Universities (NASU), to avoid having the same issues with the Federal government as ASUU is having today on IPPIS.
The new payment platform will serve as an alternative to the controversial Integrated Payroll and Payment Information System.
Nigerian Notch however gathered that the new platform is named University General Peculiar Payroll Payment System (UGPPPS).
The minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, said the government would look into it and must have a “handshake with IPPIS and other payment systems in use by the Federal Government.”
The new president of the union, Mohammed Ibrahim, who was accompanied by the immediate past President, Samson Ugwoke during a thank-you visit and presentation of his successor to Ngige at the weekend, explained that the union would still look into IPPIS.
” We are here to present the new President of SSANU and ask that you extend the patriotism, friendship and understanding which I enjoyed to my successor."
“Your understanding of various challenges facing Nigerian workers operating under different unions, the patience and transparency with which you mediate, reawaken hope in us that the government is committed to the welfare of workers.
” Your Excellency, I must say that a different approach in the face of decade long problems facing the nation’s workforce would have been counterproductive and am afraid, may have resulted in conflicts too diverse and complex to manage. So, we plead with you to keep it up,” Ugwoke said