FG Agrees to Exempt ASUU from IPPIS
YBTC News-Federal Government has finally accepted the demand by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) that its members be exempted from the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS)
At Friday’s meeting with ASUU, the federal government’s side shifted grounds on a number of issues, including the insistence that all the academic staff of the federal universities must be paid through IPPIS platform.
While reading out the communique at the end of seven hours negotiations at the conference hall of the Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment, the Minister, Senator Chris Ngige, said government had agreed to ASUU’s demand to pay their members salary arrears from February to June using old salary payment platform, GIFIMS.
The government also offered to increase the Earned Allowances of university staff from N30 billion to N35 billion and revitalization fund from N20 billion to N25 billion.
On his part, ASUU President, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi said that the union has received the new proposals by the federal government and that it would go and consult with its organs before taking a position.
“I don’t really have much to say as the minister had said it all. Government has given us offers and we have promised to go back to our organs to brief them and then come back to government. We acknowledge that progress has been made,” he said.
Ogunyemi said that ASUU would need till Friday next week to meet with its organs before reverting to government. The meeting was therefore adjourned till next week Friday.