Bayero University, Kano, has recalled lecturers on contract dismissed due to new payment system of the Federal Government, Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS) that did not accommodate them.
The lecturers’ appointments were terminated on June 10 following the Federal Government’s insistence that all staff emoluments be made on IPPIS which does not accommodate contract staff.
One of the affected lecturers, Dr Sai’du Ahmad Dukawa, told HumAngle by telephone on Wednesday morning that he had been recalled and reinstated by the university.
He explained that the university recalled him on Monday and withdrew the initial letter issued him terminating his contract.
Dukawa said they were informed that the Federal Government has expressed its readiness to continue paying their salaries.
‘’ Yes, I was issued a letter recalling me by the university. It said the Federal Government has improved the payment system and we are included.
’With this, I’ve been given another two-year contract with the terms and conditions,” he said.
Bayero University Kano Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Muhammad Yahuza Bello in an interview with newsmen on Tuesday night, confirmed that all the affected contract lecturers had been reinstated.
He noted that the Federal Government new salary payment system did not initially accommodate contract staff and the university could not afford the payment of their salaries.
The vice-chancellor said,‘’ You see the new pay system, Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS) has been adjusted to accommodate them as the Federal Government included the contract staff salaries, so we have to reinstate them.’’