The Federal Government has finally accepted the demands by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) that its members be exempted from the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS).
At the meeting held on Friday with ASUU, the Federal Government shifted grounds on a number of issues part of which was the FG’s earlier insistence that all the academic staff of the Federal Universities must be paid through IPPIS platform.
The Hon. Minister, Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, while reading the communique after a 7-hour negotiation meeting at the conference Hall of the Ministry, said the FG had agreed to ASUU’s demand to pay their members’ salary arrears from February to June, 2020 using old salary payment platform, GIFMIS.
The Government also offered to increase the Earned Allowances of University Staff from N30 billion to N35 billion and revitalisation fund from N29 billion to N25 billion.