President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the immediate payment of the withheld February and March salaries of lecturers in federal universities who have not registered in the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS).
The Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, made this known in a statement by his new media aide, Emmanuel Nzomiwu.
Ngige said the president also directed the Minister of Finance, Budget and Planning, and the Accountant General of the Federation to effect the payment urgently to cushion the deleterious effects of COVID-19 pandemic lockdown on lecturers and members of their family.
The Labour Minister added that all the Vice Chancellors were asked to revalidate the affected lecturers’ Bank Verification Numbers (BVN) and forward same to the Accountant General of the Federation for payments.
The Federal Government had directed all federal tertiary institutions in the country to enroll in IPPIS from February 2020.