FG Offers ₦65 Billion To End ASUU Strike, Exempts ASUU From IPPIS

FG Offers ₦65 Billion To End ASUU Strike, Exempts ASUU From IPPIS

On Friday, the Federal Government offered the leadership of the N65 billion University Academic Staff Union for the Accrued Academic Allowance and revitalization.

The government also agreed to pay striking lecturers through the Government’s Integrated Financial Management Information System until ASUU’s University Accountability and Transparency Solution (UTAS) was ready for use.

These are some of the agreements reached at the resumption of the meeting between the leadership of ASUU and the federal government team on Friday.

At the end of the seven-hour meeting, Labor and Employment Minister Chris Ngige told reporters that the Federation’s Accountant General (AGF) has offered to release 40 billion naira or alternatively 35 billion naira to be shared by all registered unions in the universities after providing the necessary evidence of having obtained the assignment.

“The FG reiterated that its offer of N40 billion or 35 billion, whichever is accepted by ASUU, was for all university unions: ASUU had proposed that N40 billion be paid immediately for all unions,” said the Minister .

Ngige said that all rectors should send the details of the EAA / EA to the National University Commission (NUC) on or before November 30.

Speaking on the issue of withheld wages, Ngige said that the Federal Ministry of Labor and the 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 Nigerian Federation, 2004 in order to obtain approval for the payment of withheld wages.

Source: – The Nation