The Muhammadu Buhari government said it implemented the Integrated Payroll and Personal Information System (IPPIS) in order to curb corruption.
It seems the IPPIS is now turning into a corruption enterprise as some members of the National Association Of Academic Technologists (NAAT) allege that they are asked to pay bribes before getting their dues from the payment platform.
NAAT is one of the four unions in Nigerian universities.
They said the association wrote it members a letter titled “NAAT special levy of N30,000 per member for renegotiation and strategic projects.” The levy, they said, is meant to bribe IPPIS operators so they can release delayed allowances.
Aggrieved NAAT members have released a report to expose what they say is blatant corruption.
The report reads:
“There is so much corruption and extortion going on in the union today.
“It was this same union executive that told us to join IPPIS. Our hazard allowance was being paid before the coming of IPPIS, but immediately we joined IPPIS, our hazard allowance was stopped.
“When we complained, the IPPIS asked the union to tender a letter for the hazard allowance, which the union complied with immediately. Till date, for more than 10 months, IPPIS (department) refused to pay the hazard allowance.
“As if that was not enough, the association leaders posted a letter directing all members to pay the sum of N30,000 each as a bribe, which will be deducted – N10,000 monthly — for three months.
“If a union like NAAT will compel her members to give bribes for them to be given their dues, it shows that NAAT as a union will not stand the test of time.”