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FG bows to ASUU pressure, exempts academic staff from IPPIS, raises allowances, revitalisation fund to N60bn

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The Federal Government on Friday accepted the demand by the Academic Staff Union of Universities that they be exempted from the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System.

This is coming some weeks after after weeks of negotiations and foot-dragging.

Other issues where the government shifted grounds includes; the insistence that all the academic staff of the federal universities must be paid through the IPPIS platform.

In a communique issued at the end of a seven-hour negotiation with ASUU members in Abuja, the Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, said the government also agreed to ASUU’s demand to pay their members’ salary arrears from February to June through the old salary payment platform, Government Integrated Financial and Management Information System.

The government also offered to raise the Earned Allowances to university staff from N30bn to N35bn and the revitalization fund from N20bn to N25bn.

ASUU on its official twitter handle, however stated that the strike will still continue despite a number of success reached.

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