In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 16th, October, 2020

FG Agrees to Give ASUU N30bn to Finish Strike

FG Agrees to Give ASUU N30bn to End Strike




Putting Educational Employees Union of Universities (ASUU) lecturers will get N30 billion as Earned Educational Allowance after the federal authorities agreed to their request.


This the federal government is doing to ensure that ASUU to name off the strike.


Based on TheNation, the Federal Authorities additionally agreed to launch N20 billion to the Educational Employees Union of Universities (ASUU) for revitalisation of public universities till Minister of Training, Adamu Adamu, makes a request for added funding.


The cash could be paid in tranches between Could 2021 and February 2022.


The N30 billion is for all unions in public universities within the nation.


These have been a few of the agreements reached at Thursday’s assembly between authorities facet led by Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige.


The assembly nonetheless didn’t agree on the Built-in Personnel Payroll System (IPPIS).


ASUU insisted the shortfall of salaries of its members be paid by the Authorities Built-in Monetary Administration Info System (GIFMIS) till its College Transparency and Accountability Answer (UTAS) was absolutely operational however the Federal Authorities crew refused.


This led to a stalemate on the controversial Payroll system.


The assembly, which began round three:15pm, was nonetheless ongoing as of the time of this report.


The assembly broke out after 30 minutes to permit ASUU considers authorities provides.


The federal government crew was led by Ngige, his Minister of State, Festus Keyamo and others whereas ASUU delegation was led by its President, Prof Biodun Ogunyemi.

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Earlier than the assembly went into closed session, Ngige mentioned he was hopeful the assembly shall be fruitful.


Ngige mentioned: “For the previous one week, we’ve got all been on our toes, we’ve got been assembly and we pray that this assembly will yield some good fruits. We don’t take very nice pleasure, to the truth that the kids who’re presupposed to be at school are being recruited into the #EndSARS, #EndStrike, #EndSWAT and all of the sort of conditions.


“As a lot as attainable, we’ll attempt to see how we will meet ourselves midway, in order that we will resolve this disaster to the advantages of all and the nation at massive.”


ASUU President, Ogunyemi mentioned there was want for everybody to have a look at the problems affecting the college system as a nationwide emergency within the nation.


He recommended the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, Ngige and Accountant-Normal of the Federation Idris Ahmed amongst others for making it attainable for the dialogue.


Prof. Ogunyemi mentioned: “We got here right here with an open thoughts and on the similar time we have to put it on report that our members on the market count on a lot from this assembly.”


ASUU commenced an indefinite strike on March 23, 2020 citing failure on the a part of the federal authorities to honour the Memorandum of Motion it signed in 2019.


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