THE National Information Technology Development Agency has revealed that the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS) and University Transparency and Accountability Solution (UTAS) failed the integrity test it carried out.
Usman Abdulahi, a director at NITDA, disclosed this on Thursday during a meeting organized by the leadership of the House of Representatives on the lingering Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) strike.
The meeting had in attendance the Head of Service, Folashade Esan, the Accountant General of the Federation and the DG of the National Income Salaries and Wages Commission.
Mr Abdulahi stated that UTAS failed three integrity tests, while IPPIS failed the single test conducted on it so far.
“We were asked to conduct the test on three payment systems. UTAS 2020, U3PS by SSANU and NASU, and IPPIS. The report is the outcome of the assessment we did. In this report, we have criteria. None of the solutions met NITDA criteria,” he said.
However, the Head of Service disagreed with the outcome of the test. She said the test was conducted on a single component of IPPIS.
She disclosed that IPPIS has a payment and human resources component, adding that the test was done on only the payment platform.
In his reaction, the Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila, said there is a need for a more enlarged meeting to discuss some of the issues.
He ruled that the next meeting must feature ASUU, the Minister of Labour and Productivity, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, and others.
They are to meet next week Thursday at the National Assembly Complex.