JUST IN: FG Offers 65bn And Exempt ASUU From IPPS

JUST IN: FG Offers 65bn And Exempt ASUU From IPPS.

After weeks of negotiations and foot – dragging , the Federal Government on Friday accepted the demand by the Academic Staff Union of Universities that they be exempted from the
Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System.

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.

Besides, government agreed to ASUU’s demand to pay their members’ salary arrears from February to June through the old salary payment platform – the Government Integrated Financial and Management
Information System, GIFMIS.

The new offer was made by the Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige after a seven hour meeting between the government team and the leadership of Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, at the Ministry of Labour headquarters, Abuja.

Giving a breakdown of the N65 billion Senator Ngige said the Accountant General of the Federation, AGF, has offered to release N40 billion or in the alternative, N35 billion to be shared by all the registered trade unions in the universities after providing necessary evidence of having earned the allowance.

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