FG agrees to allocate N30bn to ASUU to end strike

Faculty members of the Astounding Academic Union of Universities (ASUU) will receive $ 30 billion in academic grants, earned after the federal government accepts their application. This is what the government is doing to get ASUU to cancel the strike.

According to TheNation, the federal government has also agreed to donate $ 20 billion to the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to revitalize public universities until Education Minister Adamu Adamu requests additional funding.

The money will be paid in tranches from May 2021 to February 2022. 30 billion N.E. Intended for all public university trade unions in the country. These were some of the agreements reached at a meeting Thursday between a government party led by Labor and Employment Minister Chris Ngige.

However, the meeting failed to agree on the Integrated Personnel Incentive System (IPPIS). ASUU insisted that the wage gap of its members be paid through the State Integrated Financial Management Information System (GIFMIS) until the University Transparency and Accountability Decision (UTAS) is fully paid. workable, but the federal government team refused.

This led to a deadlock on the controversial payroll system. The meeting, which began at around 3:15 pm, is still ongoing at the time of this writing. The meeting began in 30 minutes for ASUU to consider the government’s proposals. The government team was led by Ngige, his Minister of State Festus Keyamo and others, and the ASUU delegation was led by its president, prof. Biodun Ogunyemi. Before the meeting moved to a closed session, Ngige expressed confidence that the meeting would be fruitful. Ngige said:

“Last week we were all on the alert, met and pray that this meeting will bring good results. We don’t like the fact that children who are supposed to go to school are recruited into #EndSARS, #EndStrike, #EndSWAT and other situations. “As much as possible, we will try to see how we can meet halfway to resolve this crisis for the benefit of everyone and the country as a whole.”

ASUU Chairman Ogunemi said that everyone needs to look at the problems affecting the university system as a national emergency. He thanked Senate President Ahmad Lavan, Ngige and Federation General Accountant Idris Ahmed, among others, for making the discussion possible.

Prof. Ogunemi said, “We came here with an unbiased opinion, and at the same time, we must point out that our members expect a lot from this meeting.” On March 23, 2020, ASUU went on an indefinite strike, citing the federal government’s failure to comply with the 2019 Memorandum of Action.

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