FUOYE VC lauds Tinubu on varsities’ exemption from IPPIS

The Vice Chancellor of the Federal University Oye Ekiti (FUOYE), Prof. Abayomi Fasina, has given kudos to President Bola Tinubu for excluding the public universities in the country from the controversial Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System (IPPIS).

Prof. Fasina posited that the decision by the president on the IPPIS would allow public universities to have greater autonomy in running their affairs without many hindrances.

The VC spoke Sunday while receiving an award of excellence from the Correspondents’ Chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) Ekiti State Council, in recognition of his exemplary performance in the Ivory Tower.

Prof. Fasina said it was heart-warming to hear that public universities and other tertiary institutions in the country would henceforth manage their payroll and personnel information.

He stated that the development would ease administrative burden faced by the universities as well as remove the bureaucratic bottlenecks brought by payroll platform in the area of recruitment and promotion of staff.

The VC added that the introduction of IPPIS contributed to the problem faced by universities in the country because it eroded their autonomy as well as failed to accommodate the peculiarities of the university administration.

The VC said President Tinubu has without mincing words, demonstrated his genuine intention and commitment to turn around the fortunes of the education sector, assuring that the exemption would birth a new university system.

Speaking on the impact of the removal from IPPIS, he said, “The advantage is that we are now independent to decide on proper management of the system. We can always also take from our IGR to supplement what we are given by the government.

“Another advantage is that we want the government to increase our salary and with this development, we can subsidise such increment with our IGR. We are currently poorly paid as lecturers in Nigerian universities. For example, a professor should not earn less than a million naira,” he said.