How IPPIS Terminated my Job at BUK–Sacked Lecturer
POLITICS DIGEST– A Lecturer with the Political Science Department of Bayero University, Kano (BUK), Dr. Saidu Ahmad Dukawa, has lost his job because of the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System, IPPIS.
Mr. Dukawa, who is a contract staff with the University, announced this on a WhatsApp group platform of the school.
It would be recalled that there is a lingering face off between the university lecturers and the federal government over IPPIS, which led to ASUU embarking on an indefinite strike, since the beginning of the year.
The FG had to declare a “no work, no pay” policy, where the lecturers were denied salary for three months, until April when government reversed its decision and ordered for the payment of their salaries.
Dr. Dukawa’s WhatsApp message reads:
“Salam to all,
“It is with gratitude to Allah that I announce the termination of my contract appointment with the University due to IPPIS.
“I call on colleagues to join me in prayer: may Allah forgive my shortcomings and may He (Ta’ala) accept my modest contribution to the University as part of service to humanity.
“May Allah deliver the University System in Nigeria from the manifest and hidden harms of IPPIS.
“I undertake to meet all my obligations with SAMAHA. I will meet the Management to work out the modalities.
“The Admin is free to remove me from this platform any time from now,. The Management can open a direct line of communication with me. I wish you all every success in life”.
Politics Digest gathered that the IPPIS does not recognise lecturers on contract appointment. Hence, Dr. Dukawa may not be the only lecturer to be affected by the system, other lecturers on contract appointment with federal universities across the country, may sooner or later join the labour market.