The Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS) and University Transparency and Accountability Solution (UTAS) failed the integrity test that was conducted by the National Information Technology Development Agency.
This was revealed on Thursday at a meeting held by the House of Representatives leadership over the ongoing Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) strike by Usman Abdulahi, a director at NITDA.
Folashade Esan, the head of service, the federation’s comptroller general, and the director general of the National Income Salaries and Wages Commission were present at the meeting.
Mr. Abdulahi claimed that while IPPIS had had one integrity test performed on it, UTAS had failed three of them.
“They requested us to try three different payment systems. SSANU and NASU’s U3PS, IPPIS, and UTAS 2020. The result of our assessment is the report. We have criteria in this report. None of the solutions satisfied NITDA requirements, he claimed.
The Head of Service disagreed with the test’s results, though. She claimed that only one IPPIS component was tested.
IPPIS has a payment and human resources component, she said, noting that the test was solely conducted on the payment platform.
The Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila, responded by stating that a larger meeting was required to tackle some of the issues.
He decreed that ASUU, the Minister of Labor and Productivity, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, and others must attend the following meeting.
On Thursday of the next week, they will gather at the National Assembly Complex.