ASUU Strike: FG continues to dance to ASUU tune as resumption is imminent

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After several negotiations and foot-dragging between FG and ASUU, the FG on Friday seems to have accepted the demand by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) that they should be exempted from the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS).

The government also shifted grounds on a number of issues, including the insistence that all the academic staff of the federal universities must be paid through the IPPIS platform.

The breakthrough in negotiations is expected to end the eight- month strike embarked on by the university lecturers.

Reading out the communique at the end of a seven -hour negotiation with ASUU members in Abuja , the Minister of Labour and Employment , Senator Chris Ngige, said the government also agreed to ASUU’ s demand to pay their members’ salary arrears from February to June through the old salary payment platform, Government Integrated Financial and Management Information System.

The government also offered to raise the Earned Allowances to university staff from N 30 bn to N 35 bn and the revitalization fund from N 20 bn to N 25 bn.

 

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Mohammed Abdulganiyu Haruna

He is a prolific writer and a BSc. and MSc. holder at the prestigious Universities, University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Nigeria and University of Benin, Benin, Nigeria. He is also a freelance writer and a publisher of many articles and a book. He is a social worker by profession and a passionate and patriotic enthusiast. He has won many writing contests and given presentations on salient issues at different radio stations and news outlets. He has lectured at so many schools, recently, at University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Nigeria. He is an accommodating and lovely person.

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