President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the payment of the February and March 2020 salaries of some lecturers of federal universities, which were withheld, for their non-registration in the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS)
Dr. Chris Ngige, Minister of Labour and Employment, in a statement, said approval for the payment was immediate and without condition.
“The President also directed the Hon. Minister of Finance, Budget and Planning, and the Accountant General of the Federation to effect the payment urgently by all means to cushion the effects of COVID-19 pandemic lockdown period on lecturers and members of their family”.
Ngige stated that all the Vice-Chancellors were asked to revalidate the affected lecturers’ Bank Verification Numbers and forward to the Accountant General of the Federation for the payments.