FG Exempts ASUU From IPPIS, Offers N65bn For Allowances, Revitalization

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The Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige has said that the Ministry as well as the Ministry of Education, would use the previous payment platform of the government before it introduced IPPIS to pay the withheld salaries of the University lecturers under strict monitoring.


Ngige announced this in Abuja on Friday, on behalf of the government when they met with the representatives of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU.




He said the Federal Government has offered a cumulative sum of N65 billion to the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to address earned academic allowances and revitalisation of universities.

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Briefing reporters at the end of the meeting, the Minister described the negotiation as fruitful as the government has decided to shift grounds on the lingering issues that have kept students out of the classroom for several months.


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