Ahmed Zainab, the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, has spoken on the threat by the Academic Staff Union of Universities to embark on strike over the presidential directive on migration to Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System.
The finance minister stated that the directive to the union on the IPPIS was from President Muhammadu Buhari.
Ahmed while speaking with the State House correspondents after the National Economic Council meeting presided over by Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo on Tuesday at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, noted that President Buhari’s directives was binding all workers under the Federal Government.
She revealed that the President had directed every Federal Government to be on the IPPIS, and she can do is to comply with the directive.
The Minister said: “So, that is what I do and we are going to do that; so, it is a pity if ASUU carries out this strike because what ASUU is saying now is that they should be treated differently from other staff of the government of Nigeria who are also on IPPIS.”
“We will be engaging ASUU; we will be discussing with them; but at the end of the day, as far as I am concerned, my instruction is from the President”