The Federal Government has finally accepted the demand of the University Academic Staff Union (ASUU) that its members be exempted from the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS).
In Friday’s meeting with ASUU, the federal government side changed positions on a number of issues, including insisting that all academic staff at federal universities must be paid through the IPPIS platform.
While reading the statement at the end of seven hours of negotiations in the conference room of the Federal Ministry of Labor and Employment, the minister, Senator Chris Ngige, said that the government had accepted the ASUU demand to pay the salary arrears of its members. from February to June using the old wage payment platform, GIFIMS.
The government also offered to increase the earned allowances for university staff from N30 billion to N35 billion and the revitalization fund from N20 billion to N25 billion.