ASUU Strike: How IPPIS, UTAS failed integrity tests
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The Nationwide Data Expertise Improvement Company (NITDA) has stated the Built-in Personnel Cost and Data System (IPPIS) failed the integrity take a look at ordered by the federal authorities.
Usman Abdulahi, the director of data infrastructure, disclosed this on Thursday throughout a gathering between the management of the Home of Representatives and a few businesses of the federal government on the continuing strike embarked upon by the Tutorial Employees Union of Universities (ASUU).
These on the assembly held on the Nationwide Meeting complicated have been the Head of Service, Accountant Generali of the Federation, Director Basic of the Nationwide Revenue Salaries and Wages Fee and NITDA.
The management of the Home had known as for the parley after an earlier one with the management of ASUU on Tuesday.
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On the finish of Tuesday’s assembly, Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila stated the Home would current its consequence to President Muhammadu Buhari upon his return from the US the place he addressed the UN Basic Meeting.
One of many calls for by ASUU is the adoption of the College Tertiary and Accountability Resolution (UTAS) as towards IPPIS for cost of the salaries of lecturers.
Integrity take a look at
Mr Abdulahi defined that UTAS failed the integrity on three events, whereas IPPIS failed the one take a look at it was subjected to.
“Within the first take a look at, the system (UTAS) failed. The system couldn’t meet the requirement. It was communicated to ASUU, full report was submitted on to ASUU. The second report was submitted by way of the workplace of the Honourable Minister. ASUU went again, did the overview that NITDA advisable.
“Within the evaluation, we did in March this yr, we spent two weeks finishing up the evaluation within the presence of observers. On the finish of the train, UTAS failed the due diligence take a look at. After all, ASUU agreed to work on the answer and resubmit for evaluation.
“Till when the Chief of Employees (Ibrahim Gambari) convened the tripartite committee when the third take a look at was ordered. Within the third spherical, we have been requested to conduct the take a look at on three cost methods – UTAS 2020, U3PS by SSANU and NASU, and IPPIS. The report is the end result of the evaluation we did. On this report, we’ve got standards. Not one of the options met NITDA standards,” he stated.
Mr Abdulahi disclosed that NITDA didn’t conduct any take a look at on IPPIS when it was launched as a result of on the time IPPIS was launched, the company had no mandate to conduct integrity tests on resolution platforms.
Talking on the IPPIS platform, the Head of Service, Folashade Esan, stated IPPIS is not only a cost platform but additionally a human assets platform.
She famous that the one cause the system failed the integrity is as a result of NITDA solely examined the cost part with out the human assets part.
The Deputy Speaker, Idris Wase (APC, Plateau), stated the IPPIS is a international platform whereas UTAS is a regionally developed system, therefore, the federal government ought to prioritise and recognize native content material.
“The schools that we’ve got are speculated to be centre of excellence and mental growth. If they will develop a system for us—that may save us cash—at a low price, why are we combating? Why are we quarrelling? They’re saying they’re doing this factor at free price. If you happen to discover it worthy, why are you not utilizing it? We have to have a rethink,” he stated.
Reacting to the deputy speaker’s place, the performing Accountant Basic of the Federation, Sylva Okolieaboh, stated the database of UTAS might be not a Nigerian product however most likely Oracle. He added that authorities is not going to hand over its payroll system to any college.
“We don’t have a Nigerian database and with regards to database, nobody does it higher than Oracle. I’m not going to be stunned if UTAS is operating on Oracle or SQS. None of them is a Nigerian product. We’re all for Nigerian-made. If the argument is that UTAS is healthier than IPPIS, we will sit down on the right way to copy some issues from UTAS to IPPIS.
“Within the occasion that IPPIS is completely irredeemable, can we now take UTAS to exchange IPPIS? That is completely completely different from ceding payroll system to any college. That ASUU is providing its system to the federal authorities, I’m listening to that for the primary time.”
Following the feedback by all of the businesses, Mr Gbajabiamila stated there’s a must have an expanded assembly with ASUU subsequent Thursday.
“There’s a want for ASUU to be right here as a result of it’s turning into your phrases towards theirs. That take a look at consequence put UTAS forward of the curve in comparison with the others. ASUU is saying that nobody is giving them outcomes. We might want to sit down once more with ASUU current. It’s good to have each side vent.”
These invited for Thursday’s assembly have been representatives of ASUU, Minister of Labour & Employment, DG Price range Workplace, Accountant Basic of the Federation and the Auditor Basic for the Federation.
Others are the DG of Salaries, Revenue & Wages Fee, DG of NITDA, the Head of Service and the Secretary to the Authorities of the Federation.
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