The staff of the Division of Agricultural Colleges (DAC), Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria are yet to receive their salaries for the months of February, March, and April 2020 even after joining the IPPIS platform, The Abusites has learned.
The alerts stop coming in since the Institution joined The Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS). This is despite the fact that staff of other similar federal institutions have been receiving theirs.
The Division of Agricultural Colleges, Samaru Zaria was established in 1921. It is currently under the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria with campuses in Zaria, Kaduna, and Kabba in Kogi State.
Besides the lecturers, technologists, and technicians, the institution has other categories of staff like the Security personnel, livestock attendants, and other essential duties providers majority of whom are Junior staff.
According to Dr. Kevin Usman Anoh, a staff of the institution, the situation has brought untold hardship to all the staff who have to be on duty every day despite the lockdown, subjected them, and their families to abject poverty, difficulty, and stress.
He said, “DAC staff of Ahmadu Bello University are yet to Receive February, March, and April Salaries Even After Joining IPPIS!
“Since this Institution joined IPPIS, the staff are yet to receive their February, March, and April Salaries. Despite the fact that other federal tertiary institutions have been paid theirs.
“The situation has made all these people who have to be on duty every day despite the lockdown, because of the nature of their work to live in abject poverty, difficulty, and stress. The staff of this institution have responsibilities to Carter for, yet they are still waiting to get paid.
“I don’t know what their crime may be because they have enrolled in the IPPIS and they are yet to be paid even when other federal institutions have received their alerts.
“The sad thing is that the peak of all this is happening in the Holy month of Ramadan!”
Dr. Kevin Usman pleads with the authorities concerned to come to their aid and “salvage this law-abiding, dedicated, and harmless workers and pay them their entitlements.
“Don’t only respond to issues when they become violent. Also, respond to the plight of law-abiding citizens.” He concluded