The Union of Academic Personnel of Universities, ASUU, has served as hope for resumption after his recent meeting with the federal government.
Based on the outcome of its meeting with FG on November 20, the Union revealed that the federal government has accepted its demand to pay its affiliates’ wage arrears from February to June through the old wage payment platform, Government Integrated Financial. and Management Information system.
ASUU affirmed that UTAS, which is the platform that it presented as an alternative to that of the Federal Government Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System, is currently in usability testing.
In addition, the FG has offered N15billion in addition to the previously promised N20billion, said that they will now consult with their council and communicate with the government in a short time to make their final intention known; whether the strike will be suspended or not.
Taking to Twitter to share the update, ASUU wrote;
The negotiation between FG and #ASUU today yielded very good results.
1. The government agreed to use the previous platform before #IPPIS, to pay all withheld wages.
2. #UTAS is still undergoing usability testing.
3. Upon revitalization, the government offered N15billion in addition to the previously promised N20billion.
4. #ASUU would now consult with its council and then communicate with the government in a short time, to make its final intention known; whether the strike will be suspended or not.
“#BREAKING: Meeting closed, the federal government agrees to pay an additional revitalization fund of N15bn, total now N35bn. The strike continues for more details to follow # ASUU #ASUU_FG “.
#Updated (Result of Friday’s meeting)
The negotiation between FG and #ASUU today has given very good results.
1. The government agreed to use the above platform before #IPPIS, to pay all withheld wages.
– Official_ASUU (@ASUUNGR) November 20, 2020