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Muhammadu has said the fight against the Integrated Payroll Personnel Information System, IPPIS, by members of the Academic Staff Union of , was a needless one.

Buhari who was represented by the Executive Secretary of the National Universities Commission, NUC, Prof Abubakar Rasheed was speaking at the 14th convocation ceremony of the Nnamdi Azikiwe in Awka, Anambra State on Thursday.

He said, “I will not end this address without touching on IPPIS, which has been in contention and a needless one at that.

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“I assure you all that IPPIS is not intended to trample upon university autonomy nor is it designed to subsume the university into the civil service.

“The primary intention of IPPIS is to enhance greater efficiency, transparency and better management of Universities finances.”

Buhari said transparency, which IPPIS sought to achieve should be an important moral pillar of all universities, where students are graduated based on character and learning. He added that all universities must be committed to these cherished values if they are to serve as moral compasses for the society.

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The president renewed the commitment of his government to working with patriotic elements to significantly improve ’s fortune and negotiate a brighter future for all Nigerians, especially the youths.

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Abass Sulaiman Adegoke, well known as Adegoke is a student of Federal Polytechnic Ede studying Civil Engineering, He is a media enthusiast, loves traveling, and has a special interest in personal development.

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The NCDC made the announcement on Monday night via its Twitter handle.

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The Federal Government of has said the disinfection of schools against COVID-19 will begin on Tuesday, in preparation for the resumption of academic activities.

Minister of Environment, Muhammad Mahmood, revealed this on Monday while speaking at the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19.

He explained that the delay in the decontamination process was there they would be enough teams on the ground to carry out the exercise.

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“The delay is because it is better to disinfect and decontaminate within a short period of time so that the kids will be going back into these classes when they have been freshly decontaminated.

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Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu had instructed students in Basic Six, JSS 3 and SS3 to resume on August 3, 2020.

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