FG And Asuu Disagree On Payment Of 30bn Allowances

ASUU: Academic staff union of universities and the Federal Government are in the dispute as they again disagreed on the payment platform that will be used to disburse salaries and the 30bn salary allowance to lecturers.

Chris Ngige who is the minister of works and employments has agreed for lecturers to be paid their allowances and 30bn via the Integrated payroll and personal information system. But there was no compromise with ASUU.

Instead, Biodun Ogunyemi insisted that the government will not enroll in the government salary payroll. This meeting was scheduled for October 22 which was on Wednesday.

They have agreed to meet again on monday 26 to know the platform to be used for the salaries and the 30bn salary allowance offer.

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Recall that the federal government had agreed to pay N40 billion, being the pending Earned Academic Allowance of the university teachers overdue since November 2019. N30 billion would be paid on or before November 6, while the remaining N10 billion would be spread equally over two tranches to be paid in May 2021 and February 2022.

This is the news ASUU and FG had, we hope to bring another news when they finalize everything because the Nigerian students hope to go back to school at due cost.

Most of them are still anticipating, while most have already given up on anything academic. It is painful that instead of everything to be moving smoothly, terrible things are at the forefront.

There’s no need to plead with FG and ASUU, but they should show utmost consideration and as students yearn to go back to school.

In the earlier ENDASUUSTRIKEPROTEST, their inscriptions carried “WE WANT TO GO BACK TO SCHOOL BECAUSE WE ARE GROWING OLD”.

Let it be a thing for FG and ASUU to put into consideration in their next meeting.

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