The Federal Government of Nigeria on Friday, after a series of deliberations and negotiations with the Academic Staff Union of Teachers (ASUU), has finally agreed to some of the Union’s demands.
ASUU has embarked on a strike action to push their demands to the Federal government, but both parties have failed in previous attempts to reach an agreement that would pave the way for the students to return to classes.
Reports emanating from the meeting held on Friday 20, 2020 indicates that the Federal Government has finally started giving ears to the Academic body as some of their demands will now receive government’s attention and closure.
Some of the highlighted issues receiving consideration from the government include the insistence that all academic staff of the federal universities be paid through the IPPIS platform.
Also, the Government has accepted the Union’s demand that they are exempted from the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System.
Furthermore, the government offered to raise the Earned Allowances to university staff from N30bn to N35bn and the revitalization fund from N20bn to N25bn.
The government also offered to raise the Earned Allowances to university staff from N30bn to N35bn and the revitalization fund from N20bn to N25bn.
It is hoped on this premise that the persisting strike embarked on by the university lecturers will expectedly be halted.