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Strike: FG To Release N30bn Earned Allowances To ASUU by edogu(m): 10:53am On Oct 16
The Federal Government has agreed to release N30 billion as part payment of the Earned Academic Allowances (EAA) to the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).

Sen. Chris Ngige. Minister of Labour and Employment said this at the end of a meeting between the Federal Government and ASUU on Friday in Abuja.

“The Accountant General of the Federation (AGF) was committed to release N30 billion on or before Nov. 6.

“The remaining N10 billion would be spread equally over the two tranches to be paid in May 2021 and February 2022 respectively. The OAGF should quickly conclude the verification of figures of EAA claims so as to clean up the figures from 2014 to 2020.

“To this end, a committee would be constituted by NUC to develop a template that would capture all the agreed allowances in the 2009 Agreement for all the Unions in the Universities.

“Thereafter, the OAGF and the National University Commission (NUC) are to quickly conclude the verification of the EAA figures, so as to defray the payment from 2014 to 2020. ASUU is to work with the OAGF and NUC to achieve that by the end of December,” he said.

He noted that the process of mainstreaming of the EAA into annual budget using the agreed formula shall be activated.

He also said that the NUC and Ministry of Education are to coordinate the activation process immediately and should be concluded by Nov. 6th.

Ngige added that the National Assembly has agreed to implement the process of mainstreaming provided the amount involved is sent in as quickly as possible by the Ministry of Education.

The minister also said that both parties agreed on the issue of funding for the revitalisation of public universities.

“In spite of the economic downturn as a result of COVID-19 pandemic, government have offer N20 billion payable by the end of January 2021, ” he said.

He said that ASUU also agreed to take the offer to its members for consideration and revert by Oct. 21.

“The Minister of Education will follow up with the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning on its earlier Memo to Mr President on sources of alternative funding for revitalisation to facilitate the process of additional funding of the University system.

“This is with a view to reactivating the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) of 2013 as agreed in the Memorandum of Action (MoA) of 2019,” he said.

Ngige, however, said it was agreed that on the issue of Salary Shortfall that ASUU will confirm and report at the next meeting.

On the state universities, it was agreed that the NUC Act will be amended in order to strengthen its regulatory capacity.

It was agreed that ASUU will work with NUC on this and then involve the relevant Committee of the National Assembly.

He noted that on the payment of EAA to ASUU members at the University of Ilorin that the issue has been resolved.

Ngige however noted that the meeting was informed that the visitation panels to Federal Universities have been approved by Mr President, but they have not been gazetted.

He said that the Federal Ministry of Education is to ensure gazetting within two weeks on or before Oct. 29th.

“The meeting agreed that the Panel will be inaugurated latest by the end of November and the Panel will have a four to six weeks mandate to finish its work by Dec. 31st and submit two reports per university covering five years periods of 2011 – 2015 and 2016 – 2020,” he said.

Ngige also revealed that government renegotiating team would be reconstituted on or before Oct. 31, and the renegotiation will be concluded on or before Dec. 31.

On the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS), the meeting was informed that ASUU has met its timeline regarding the first stage of the initial demonstration of the efficacy of the University Transparency and Accountability Solution (UTAS) to government.

The meeting also agreed that if UTAS passed all the integrity test, which involve the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) and the Office of the National Security Adviser (NSA), it would be adopted for the payment of the University staff.

Meanwhile the meeting could not agree on how payment would be done for ASUU members during the transitional period of UTAS tests.

It said that the government side again appealed to ASUU to enroll on IPPIS platform in view of the Presidential directive that all Federal Government employees should be paid via IPPIS.

It added that they can thereafter be migrated to UTAS whenever certified digitally efficient and effective with accompanying security coverage.

The ASUU maintained that given ASUU’s invention of UTAS, it should be exempted from IPPIS in the transition period.

Also on the issue of withheld salaries of ASUU members, the meeting agreed that Government will pay this money as soon as the mode of payment is agreed upon by both parties.

The meeting is to reconvene on Oct. 21 for ASUU to report back on the decision of her National Excecutive Counclil (NEC), in order to facilitate the calling off of their strike. (NAN)

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Re: Strike: FG To Release N30bn Earned Allowances To ASUU by donsheva: 10:56am On Oct 16
Corruption fighting back

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Re: Strike: FG To Release N30bn Earned Allowances To ASUU by gaius01(m): 10:56am On Oct 16
Arrrrrrrh

If this news is really, then I applaud the committee who made this possible.

Kudos!!!!

EndSars
Endswat
Endbuhari

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Re: Strike: FG To Release N30bn Earned Allowances To ASUU by Jeremiahgynag(m): 1:37pm On Oct 16
We move

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Re: Strike: FG To Release N30bn Earned Allowances To ASUU by DenreleDave(f): 1:37pm On Oct 16
undecided


1 billion shud reach me in that money or else in the next 6 months, ASUU will go another 6 months strike

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Re: Strike: FG To Release N30bn Earned Allowances To ASUU by DropsMic(m): 1:37pm On Oct 16
We move..

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Re: Strike: FG To Release N30bn Earned Allowances To ASUU by WinLABSstores: 1:38pm On Oct 16
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Re: Strike: FG To Release N30bn Earned Allowances To ASUU by Risingblue008: 1:38pm On Oct 16
Leacturers don hammer

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Re: Strike: FG To Release N30bn Earned Allowances To ASUU by olamidedivotee(m): 1:38pm On Oct 16
All in the name of ending #EndSars protest.

Nothing can stop us we move.

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Re: Strike: FG To Release N30bn Earned Allowances To ASUU by BigBrother9ja: 1:38pm On Oct 16
30 Billi gang

Bad news for NAAT, SAANU AND NASU who didn't join ASUU in the strike.

It seems the University truly belongs to ASUU members alone.



Anytime ASUU wails on any issue for long, government ends up releasing billions to them.
And other union will only get less than 10% from the money, even though they have more population than ASUU members.

This bully, discrepancy, intimidations and disparities is everywhere.
Even among health workers. Doctors vs. nurses, pharmacists etc.

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Re: Strike: FG To Release N30bn Earned Allowances To ASUU by Matrimonous: 1:38pm On Oct 16
Earned allowances.
OK.

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Re: Strike: FG To Release N30bn Earned Allowances To ASUU by richPHAROAH: 1:38pm On Oct 16
all these news here are irrelevant for now. anonymous af ACKED nigeria broadcasting commission twitter as we speak grin grin

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Re: Strike: FG To Release N30bn Earned Allowances To ASUU by protests: 1:38pm On Oct 16
#EndSARS are very happy that we are bringing speedy changes
We are happy that ASUU finally got blessed as a result of our struggles
And that because of us, Nigerian youths received deliverance from the wicked govt that wanted their destinies to rot at home.
God is great.


To all #EndSARS units, you will find the draft timetable in this memo. The final timetable will be communicated in due course. As we prepare to launch a new phase of activism for a better tomorrow, the govt will realise that by bringing us back to school, they have mobilised more comrades and activated more units for this worthy movement.

The next trick should be that the Federal Government will try to provide 24 hours power supply to keep youths inside so that they will be busy playing games, going online, freelancing, streaming, learning, chatting, Nairalanding etc. Please do not be tempted to abandon the struggle at that time. Wishing you the very best.

#EndSARS ... for a better future.

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Re: Strike: FG To Release N30bn Earned Allowances To ASUU by manuel4real(m): 1:38pm On Oct 16
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Re: Strike: FG To Release N30bn Earned Allowances To ASUU by Elvis2kay: 1:38pm On Oct 16
embarassed
Re: Strike: FG To Release N30bn Earned Allowances To ASUU by inoki247: 1:38pm On Oct 16
Them sha wan push people back to class

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Re: Strike: FG To Release N30bn Earned Allowances To ASUU by adaragbotemi: 1:39pm On Oct 16
so they had this money all this while, they just wanted the youths to suffer, God purnish everybody in government

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Re: Strike: FG To Release N30bn Earned Allowances To ASUU by Factfinder1(m): 1:39pm On Oct 16
They want students to gi back to school so that protest will stop....we wont stop protesting for our rights and a better Nigeria

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Re: Strike: FG To Release N30bn Earned Allowances To ASUU by benedictuyi(m): 1:39pm On Oct 16
Hmm
Re: Strike: FG To Release N30bn Earned Allowances To ASUU by Nazgul: 1:39pm On Oct 16
All in a bid to end the protests...we go no where.

#Endsars
#Endbanditry
#Endtarrifincrease

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Re: Strike: FG To Release N30bn Earned Allowances To ASUU by Dozis: 1:39pm On Oct 16
#endsars has really reset their brain

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Re: Strike: FG To Release N30bn Earned Allowances To ASUU by Imperare(f): 1:39pm On Oct 16
30 billion for the account o

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Re: Strike: FG To Release N30bn Earned Allowances To ASUU by Wickedtruths: 1:39pm On Oct 16
The Endsars protest really held the government by the balls.

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Re: Strike: FG To Release N30bn Earned Allowances To ASUU by Sirmwill: 1:39pm On Oct 16
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Re: Strike: FG To Release N30bn Earned Allowances To ASUU by ahukannakate(f): 1:39pm On Oct 16
Good
Re: Strike: FG To Release N30bn Earned Allowances To ASUU by Balenciagaokey: 1:40pm On Oct 16
cool
Re: Strike: FG To Release N30bn Earned Allowances To ASUU by Tiyi(m): 1:40pm On Oct 16
They didn't give up, they didn't bow to threat.
They stood to their ground and it paid them off..
ASUU won.
So will the protesters.

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Re: Strike: FG To Release N30bn Earned Allowances To ASUU by BigSarah(f): 1:40pm On Oct 16
Took them long enough, This payment has just restarted the cycle for another strike, how long till another?

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Re: Strike: FG To Release N30bn Earned Allowances To ASUU by iaamxavier(m): 1:40pm On Oct 16
So FG had the money all along to release to ASUU but decided to hold back?? For what reason?? Because the Youths are protesting, they all of a sudden have the money to disburse

All this Old dullards we have in power will be the end of the Old Nigeria!!
We need to fight against all this stupid Buffons in Govt parastalsis

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