The Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on University Education, Honorable Abubakar Hassan Fulata has denied reports suggesting that the Speaker of the House, Honorable Abbas Tajudeen was moving to take University lecturers out of the Integrated Personnel Payroll and Information System (IPPIS).


Speaking while representing the Speaker at the 3rd International Conference on Gender Policy at the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Honorable Fulata had been reported to have said the House would pursue the interest of the academia and was committed to removing tertiary institutions from the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS), to enhance lecturers’ welfare and reduce the brain drain syndrome.


However, in a statement, he personally signed on Sunday, Honorable Fulata said the statement was not authorized by the Speaker or the House of Representatives.


Although he did not deny the statement, he said the comments were made in his personal capacity, while pledging to continue to work for the welfare of teachers in the country.


He concluded by advising the media to be guided and always attribute comments to appropriate sources.