21 July 2020 by Chris Nyamtu
Joint Unions of Nasarawa State Tertiary Institutions have kicked against the Integrated Personnel and Payroll Management System, IPPIS introduced by the state government.
Chairman of the union, Dr. Ada Benjamin stated this at a news briefing after an emergency executive meeting of the union in Lafia the Nasarawa State capital.
Dr. Ada Benjamin said workers of all tertiary institutions owned by the state Government had resolved to boycott the ongoing data capturing of civil servants in the state as the programme was aimed at eroding the autonomy of the institutions.
He expressed regret that the IPPIS does not take into consideration operational practice in the tertiary institutions especially sabbaticals, retirement age and autonomy among others which are distinct from the core civil service.
Dr. Ada Benjamin however called on the state government to take steps towards addressing lingering issues such as non implementation of promotions and annual increments,inadequate man power and non payment of retirees entitlements to guarantee industrial harmony in all tertiary institutions owned by the state government.
The Nasarawa State government had recently Commenced data capturing of civil servants in the state into the newly introduced Integrated Personnel Management System.
Cov. Chris Nyamtu