Today being the 20th of November 2020, the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has served an update on its meeting with the representatives of the Nigerian government over the lingering 10 months ASUU strike.
Latest information reaching us today is that the Federal government has decided to pay ASUU it’s salaries, but will be using the old payment platform before the IPPIS was introduced.
ASUU disclosed to newsmen, waiting to hear the outcome of its meeting today, November 20, says that the federal government has agreed to its demand of paying their members’ salary arrears from February to June through the old salary payment platform, that is Government Integrated Financial and Management Information System (GIFMIS).
The Academic Staff Union of Universities gave further information regarding its payment platform, UTAS, saying that the platform presented as an alternative to the Federal Government’s Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS) is currently undergoing usability test. Don’t forget to read FG’s reply to ASUU about UTAS.
The ASUU body has disclosed that the Nigerian government has offered an extra N15billion to the N20billion they promised last month October, saying they will now consult with its council and then get back to the government in a short while, to make their final intention known; if the strike will be suspended and student resuming school or not.
This information was shared in a series of tweets shared on its official handle;
#Updated (Outcome of Friday Meeting)
The Negotiation between FG and #ASUU today yielded very good results.
1. The government has agreed to use the old platform before #IPPIS, to pay all withheld salaries.
2. #UTAS is still undergoing usability test.
3. On revitalization, the government offered N15billion in addition to the N20billion pledged earlier.
4. #ASUU would now consult with its council and then get back to the government in a short while, to make their final intention known; if the strike will be suspended or not.
#BREAKING: Meeting Ended, Federal Government Agrees To Pay Additional N15bn Revitalisation Fund, Total Now N35bn.
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