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Nigerian Government To Pay ASUU N30 Billion

The Federal Government has consented to deliver N30 billion procured stipend to the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU.

The Government will pay the cash in parts between May 2021 and January 2022.

As a major aspect of the admission to end the seven-month strike, the government additionally promised to give N20bn on the revitalisation of Nigerian’s educational sector.

These arrangements were reached during the gathering between the Federal Government and ASUU on Thursday.

At the previous gathering, the assortment of instructors, demanded that the administration should pay their outstanding salaries through GIFMIS before full execution of University Transparency and Accountability Solution, UTAS, yet the legislature demanded the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System, IPPIS.
ASUU, additionally yesterday, coordinated every one of it’s individuals across colleges in Nigeria to dismiss IPPIS authorities coming to different grounds on Monday for biometric information catching of it’s individuals.
This was contained in an official letter, marked by Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, President of ASUU and shipped off to every zonal facilitator and every one of it’s individuals on Thursday.

In the letter, ASUU said it has been educated that IPPIS authorities from the Office of the Accountant-General of the Federation, AGF, will be circumventing University grounds from Monday nineteenth October, 2020.

“All ASUU members should have nothing to do with them. Fact-Check by ASUU with the figures from the OAGF has proven the claim that our members are trooping to enroll in the IPPIS in Abuja as false,” the letter said.

ASUU also added that, “The leadership of our great Union is fully aware of the hardship the non-payment of salaries by the Accountant-General and other forms of intimidation by over-zealous Vice-Chancellors have unleashed on our membership and we are leaving no stone unturned to redress the situation…Therefore, all members of ASUU should STAY AWAY from anything related to IPPIS, so as not to jeopardize the ongoing critical engagement with the Federal Government.”

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