Breaking: At Last, FG Agrees To Exclude ASUU From IPPIS
The Federal Government has finally accepted the demand by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) that its members should be exempted from the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS).
Naija News reports that the Federal Government led by President Muhammadu Buhari was made on Friday, November 20, 2020, after weeks of negotiations and foot-dragging on the issue of IPPIS.
Apart from the IPPIS, the Federal 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.
The Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, who read out the communique at the end of a seven-hour negotiation with ASUU members in Abuja, the nation’s capital, said the government also agreed to ASUU’s demand to pay their members’ salary arrears from February to June through the old salary payment platform, Government Integrated Financial and Management Information System.
Also, the federal government also offered to raise the Earned Allowances to university staff from N30bn to N35bn and the revitalization fund from N20bn to N25bn as reported earlier reported by Naija News.