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FG orders immediate separation of universities from IPPIS

The Federal Govt Council has demanded a swift separation of the college system from the Built-in Personnel and Payroll Data System, as accepted final December.

This was one of many outcomes of the council assembly on Wednesday on the State Home in Abuja.

The President’s Particular Adviser on Data and Technique, Bayo Onanuga, made this recognized in an replace on key choices taken in the course of the assembly by means of his verified X username, @aonanuga1956.

On December 13, 2023, the FG accepted the exemption of universities, polytechnics, trainer coaching faculties and different tertiary instructional establishments from the IPPIS.

It was indicated that compensation for employees members of those establishments would not be supplied through the platform.

Onanuga stated the directive for the separation of the schools from the IPPIS platform was given to the Secretary to the Authorities of the Federation, George Akume.

Wednesday’s transfer is anticipated to resolve the long-running battle between the federal authorities and the union representing college tutorial employees.

FEC additionally endorsed the institution of the Nationwide College of Science and Know-how in Abuja, a pan-African establishment devoted to coaching African scientists and technologists.

In accordance with Onanuga, the college is the primary of its form within the nation and is anticipated to spice up scientific and technological development in Africa.

“The council has requested the Secretary to the Authorities of the Federation to expedite the implementation of the council resolution taken months in the past, separating the schools from the IPPIS platform.

“The council has ratified the provisional approval given on Could 28, 2023, by former President Muhammadu Buhari to determine the college within the Federal Capital.

“The college is the primary within the community of Pan-African Institutes of Science and Know-how devoted to coaching African scientists and technologists,” Onanuga tweeted.

The council additionally accepted a number of contracts geared toward stimulating agricultural and infrastructure growth.

These embrace the procurement of tractors and agricultural equipment for nationwide meals safety, technical audits of upstream measuring gear within the oil and fuel sector and the provision of SUVs and operational autos to the Nigerian Upstream Petroleum Regulatory Fee.

The council additionally accepted contracts for pre-field growth research for superior declaration answer expertise and the procurement of substation connectors for the Transmission Firm of Nigeria.

He wrote: “Whereas many contract memos have been retracted, the FEC accepted a quantity. Amongst them have been:

“Facility Upkeep Service submitted by EFCC, in favour of Julius Berger for the sum of N392m. The contract sum was lower than the N533m accepted in 2018 for the annual upkeep of the EFCC headquarters in Abuja.

“Procurement of 2000 tractors, 4000 disc ploughs, 1000 disc ridges, 1200 tractor trailers and varied spare elements. The gadgets to be provided are for the Nationwide Agricultural Mechanization Programme to strengthen nationwide meals safety. Aftrade DMCC, which has achieved the same job in Zimbabwe, Kenya, South Africa and Togo, will provide all of the gear and in addition arrange a manufacturing facility to assemble the machines, within the second part of the contract.”

Others embrace a contract for the technical audit of upstream metering gear and amenities within the Nigerian oil and fuel upstream sector in favour of Messrs PE Power Restricted. Completion will take 180 days.

The council additionally accepted two contracts for the provision of SUVs and different operational autos to the Nigerian Upstream Petroleum Regulatory Fee. The contracts are in favour of Elizade Nigeria Restricted, Lanre Shittu Motors and Vinicius World Hyperlink Ltd.

It additionally accepted a contract for the procurement of high and low voltage substation connectors in favour of Messrs Maglous Enterprises Restricted.

“The connectors are for the Nigeria Transmission Firm,” Onanuga stated.

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