ASUU Strike: FG Suspends the Use of IPPIS for ASUU, Offers N65 Billion

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In a turn of event, the Federal Government has offered to pay the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) N65 billion for Earned Academic Allowance and revitalization. The government also agreed to pay the striking lecturers through the Government Integrated Financial Management Information System) until ASUU’s University Transparency and Accountability Solution (UTAS) was ready for usage.


These are some of the agreements reached at the meeting held today. The Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige told reporters that 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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Ngige said all vice-chancellors are to submit details of the EAA/EA to the National Universities Commission (NUC) on or before November 30.

Speaking on the issue of withheld salaries, Ngige said the Federal Ministry of Labour and Federal Ministry of Education will review the issue of “no work, no pay” as stipulated in Section 43 of the Trade Disputes Act Cap T8 laws of the federation of Nigeria, 2004 with a view to getting approval for the withheld salaries to be paid.

He said the lecturers will also be paid on the old payment platform pending the time when all issues are resolved.

Meanwhile, the National President of ASUU, Biodun Ogunyemi, said ”ASUU will take the new offer to its members.”

“We will give the government our response by next week after discussing with our members,” he said.

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