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ASUU speaks on arrest of Accountant-General over alleged N80bn fraud

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has reacted to report of the Accountant-General of the Federation, Ahmed Idris being arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission over alleged money laundering and diversion of N80bn.

The union which stated that it has always said that the Accountant-General office is a fraud, warned that the case should not be covered up as “corrupt people deserve punishment in line with this administration’s vision.”

ASUU President, Prof. Emmanuel Osodeke urged the EFCC to carry out a thorough investigation, take Idris to court and pursue his case to a logical conclusion.

Osodeke also asked the Federal Government to discard the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS) being used for the payment of federal workers’ salaries, alleging that it is being used to relocate all the fraud activities to one centre which is the Accountant-General Office.

He said;

“We’ve said it over and over again that IPPIS is a fraud. We’ve also said that the Accountant-General office is a fraud, and they’re just using IPPIS to relocate all the fraud activities to one centre which is the Accountant-General Office and we have been vindicated. That is our position.

“This IPPIS, I can tell you as we speak, that many of our members have not been paid for 13 months, 8 months, 9 months but they are telling the government that they are using it to control corruption.”

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