The Academic Staff Union of Universities has served an update on its meeting with the representatives of the federal government today November 20. ASUU disclosed 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, Government Integrated Financial and Management Information System.
The Union affirmed that UTAS which is the platform it presented as an alternative to the Federal Government’s Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System, is currently undergoing usability test.
ASUU which further revealed that the FG has offered N15billion in addition to the N20billion pledged earlier, said 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 or not.
Tweets shared on its official handle read;
#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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