FG Agrees to Exclude ASUU from IPPIS, Offers N80 Billion Covering Earned Allowances and Revitalization Fund

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The meeting with the Federal Government (FG) and Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) seemed fruitful on Friday. The Federal Government has agreed to exclude members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) from the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS) after months of negotiations. FG also made a proposal to address earned academic allowances and revitalization of universities.

According to the communique that was read by the Minister for Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, at the end of a seven-hour negotiation with ASUU members in Abuja, the Federal Government on Friday, November 20, 2020, agreed to exclude members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) from the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS) after months of negotiations.

The FG also agreed to pay outstanding salaries to the university lecturers from February to June through the old salary payment platform, Government Integrated Financial and Management Information System as well as resolve other issues for a lasting industrial harmony in the University system

According to a Channels Television report, the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, made the proposal on behalf of the Federal Government to the striking lecturers during their meeting on Friday, November 20, 2020, in Abuja.

The sum of N65 billion was offered for earned academic allowances while the sum of N15 billion was in addition to the N20 billion offered earlier for the revitalization of the universities.

The ASUU official Twitter Handle confirmed the proposal but ended the tweet with STRIKE CONTINUES.

ASUU Tweets

The meeting was adjourned till next week Friday.

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