FG, ASUU meet to resume negotiation

ASUU President, Prof Emmanuel Osodeke and Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige The Federal Government through the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, is set to meet with the Academic Staff Union of Universities today, Monday, April 11, 2022, The PUNCH reports. The meeting which is scheduled to commence by 5 p.m will have in attendance representatives of the Federal Government and ASUU. The Director of Press and Public Relations, Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment, Patience Onuobia, in a notice of meeting sent to journalists on Monday,…

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To Avert Strike, FG Pays ASUU N52.5bn Revitalisation Fund, Earned Allowance

The federal government has stated that it has paid lecturers N30 billion Revitalisation Fund and N22.5 billion Earned Academic Allowance, stressing that it has made lot of progress in the implementation of the Memorandum of Understanding reached with the university workers. The Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, who spoke to THISDAY at the weekend on the update of government’s engagement with ASUU, said that he had received confirmation from the Federal Ministry of Finance that funds had been released to the universities for the revitalisation of infrastructure…

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Breaking : FG exempts ASUU from IPPIS

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. 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…

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ASUU Strike: UTAS Doesn’t Have Hardware Backing – Ngige

THE Federal Government has said that for the University Transparency and Accountability Solution, UTAS, to be used as an alternative platform to the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System, IPPIS, there must be a hardware backing the system. The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, had opposed the introduction of IPPIS as the payment platform, claiming that it did not take care of their peculiarities and had came up with UTAS. But the Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige has said that even if the UTAS passed the…

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ASUU urges FG to take out IPPIS as condition to call off strike

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) urged the Federal Government to leave the Integrated Payroll Personnel Information System (IPPIS) as condition to call off its ongoing strike in the country. Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, ASUU President said this in a statement made available on Sunday in Abuja that the ongoing strike may still linger if government failed to meets its demand. The News Agency of Nigeria(NAN) reports that ASUU had embarked a nationwide strike on March 23 to press on its demands which include revitalisation, Earned Academic Allowances (EAA), renegotiation…

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ASUU Vows To Continue Strike Beyond A Year, Gives Reasons

The Lagos Zone of the Academic Staff Union Of Universities (ASUU), on Monday, vows not to call off strike and succumb to government’s non-commitment to quality public varsity education even if it lingers beyond a year. According to Daily Independent, from a conference held at the Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoy to brief Nigerian public, especially parents and students on the status of discussion with the government on the seven-month-old strike, the union stated that: “If the strike lingers beyond one year, we shall not succumb to the wickedness of the…

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ASUU Strike: Resolution Of ASUU Branches On Fg’s Offer

Last Week, Federal Government made an offer to ASUU to suspend the 7 months strike. As required by ASUU rules, branches are expected to meet and vote on government’s offer to academics. Government offered to do the following: – release 30 billion out of the 40 billion demanded by ASUU as Earned Academic Allowances EAA before nov 6 2020. The remaining 10 billion Naira will be released in batches between 2021 and 2022. 20 billion university revitalization fund to be made available by January 2021 – streamlining of EAA into…

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