The Academic Staff Union of Universities says the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System introduced by the Federal Government is a foreign platform that should be discarded immediately.
NEWSCASTARS.COM learnt that the Chairman of ASUU, University of Port Harcourt branch, Dr Austen Sado, said this while speaking in an interview with The PUNCH,.
He said, “The IPPIS is not hosted in Nigeria; it’s a foreign platform; so, for you to now harvest the data of your entire workforce and keep it in a foreign country is quite questionable; we don’t understand what the objectives are and it portends great danger for this nation.
“It’s unthinkable that a government will harvest the data and the personnel information of the entire workforce in a country and hand it over to another country. Honestly speaking, it’s unimaginable and we do not know what the objectives are.
“Unfortunately, people do not understand what it means to have the data of your workforce hosted by a foreign country. The IPPIS is a foreign creation; it is domiciled overseas; it’s not a Nigerian product.
“We are in an era of cyber warfare; so, if the entire data of your workforce is in the hands of a foreigner, imagine even if it is for the purposes of being generous and the platform crashes, what are you to do about it? It can be sabotaged.