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FG, ASUU To Resume Talks On Friday by slyayok(m): 9:48pm On Nov 18
FG, ASUU to Resume Talks on Friday

…Strike not about IPPIS alone, union insists

The federal government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) will resume talks on Friday, according to the Ministry of Labour and Employment.

The spokesman of the ministry, Mr. Charles Akpan, confirmed last night that the talks with the ASUU leaders would hold at the minister’s conference hall.

This is coming as ASUU has said it would not call off its eight-month strike even if the federal government withdraws the Integrated Payroll and Information System (IPPIS) as a means of paying them.

The Benin Zone of the union also yesterday expressed doubt over the capability and commitment of Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, to midwife any peaceful resolution of the issues that led to the ongoing strike in the country’s public universities.

The Coordinator, ASUU Owerri zone, Mr. Uzo Onyibinama stated the union’s position on IPPIS in a press briefing held at the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State.

He said federal government was feeding the public with lies about the strike, stating that the main reason for the strike was the government’s inability to keep previous agreements and not about IPPIS as being propagated by the government.

He said the union would not call off the strike until all its demands were met by the federal government.

“For the avoidance of doubt, the issues in contention remain revitalisation fund for public universities, arrears of Earned Academic Allowances (EAA), visitation to universities, proliferation of state universities and issues of governance in them, and conclusion of the renegotiation of the 2009 FGN-ASUU Agreement.

“The later issue of IPPIS was a new introduction and a diversion as no university in the world runs such a system.

“Instead of apologising to the Nigerians and hiding their heads in shame on the serial failures of Governments particularly the present Government which came on the mantra of ‘change’, the duo of Ministers Chris Ngige and Emeka Nwajiuba have been feeding Nigerians with lies and half-truth.

“Ministers Ngige and Nwajiuba have on many occasions on various media organisations said that agreement have been reached on virtually all the issues that necessitated the seven months old strike

“They should please tell Nigerians, who are their masters, those agreements that have been reached and implemented. As far as our Union is concerned, no agreement has been reached on any of the demands.

“So, instead of constantly running to the press, Ngige and Nwajiuba should sit down and painstakingly do the work that they are paid to do. It is on record that the date given by the Minister Ngige to reach our Union with Government improved position has elapsed without any communication.

“The proposed new timelines for implementation of some proposals such as the appointment of a new team for renegotiation of the 2009 FGN-ASUU Agreement, gazetting of visitation panels among others have elapsed without any implementation. This shows the insincerity on the part of the Government.

“On IPPIS, our Union has been consistent in rejecting the platform as it compromises the autonomy of the University system and a threat to national security considering that the software is hosted in Washington, the USA with a sub-platform at Gombe State”

Meanwhile, the Benin Zone of the union also yesterday expressed doubt over the capability and commitment of Ngige, to midwife any peaceful resolution of the issues that led to the ongoing strike in the country’s public universities.

The union hinged its doubt on Ngige’s approach in the handling of the ongoing strike, which it said may probably not midwife a resolution of the crisis in the country’s public universities.

The zone is made up of University of Benin(UNIBEN), Benin City; Ambrose Alli University (AAU), Ekpoma; Adekunle Ajasin University(AAUA), Akungba Akoko Ondo State; Olusegu Agagu University of Science and Technology(OAUSTEC), Okitikpukpa, Ondo State; Delta State University, Abraka; and the Federal University of Petroleum Resources (FUPRE), Efurun, Delta State.

In a statement issued in Benin City yesterday and signed by the Union’s Zonal Coordinator, Prof. Fred Esumeh, ASUU observed that since the development of UTAS (University Transparency and Accountability Solution), which ASUU is recommending as against the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS), which the federal government what them to adopt, the minister has been making remarks characteristic of a “spoiler, confusionist and anti-ASUU, rather than a conciliator.”

Esumeh said that by the provisions of the law, Ngige, as the Minister of Labour and Employment is saddled with the conciliatory role during industrial disharmony, “to calm an already tensed situation and bring about a peaceful resolution, but he has chosen to be the mouthpiece of other unions that were not part of the 2019 MoA (Memorandum of Agreement)”.

He accused the government of introducing IPPIS to divert the public attention to the lack of sincerity, and will to faithfully implement agreement reached with ASUU, insisting on the union’s rejection of IPPIS, given its violation of the University Autonomy Act and its inadequacies to carter for the peculiarities in the university system.

The union accused the government through the Minister of Finance, her Labour and Employment counterpart as well as the Accountant General of the Federation of “deploying the weapon of hunger to compel and coarse ASUU members to enroll on the IPPIS platform. This move of government smacks of impunity and it is undemocratic in a democratic setting.”

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.thisdaylive.com/index.php/2020/11/19/fg-ASUU-to-resume-talks-on-friday/amp/

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Re: FG, ASUU To Resume Talks On Friday by inteli: 9:49pm On Nov 18
"But ASUU insisted that the government has not
met its demands , noting that the resolution of
the eight- month strike was not in sight."

Students need to intensify their plans for the protests to make this friday's meeting with FG fruitful.

Else FG will be dribbling ASUU again and we know what that means. I-N-C-O-N-C-L-U-S-I-V-E

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Re: FG, ASUU To Resume Talks On Friday by paulolee(m): 9:53pm On Nov 18
Inconclusive in advance bcox ASUU insist on utas n f.g said it may take months to complete dt utas screening and besides dt selfish labour union av gingered ASUU not to call of dt strike going by d planned massive protests by students nationwide..
I jus see anoda tea party for thoses sets of old selfish bunches of leaders we av, maybe dey would meet to discuss Davido new album, u.s election, politics n d next governor to decamp to apc n plan how to flex d weekend...
After d meeting thier speaker would say its anoda inconclusive n dts why its always a closed door meeting..
I even hear say DJ spinal de perform 4 dt location afterall d weekend is here...
Meanwhile.....

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Re: FG, ASUU To Resume Talks On Friday by sinkhole: 9:53pm On Nov 18
The way this government dey lie create rooms to doubt them embarassed

OP you need to put source (https://punchng.com/breaking-strike-fg-ASUU-resume-meeting-friday/ ) and some picture for this to grace frontpage o!

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Re: FG, ASUU To Resume Talks On Friday by slyayok(m): 10:05pm On Nov 18
slyayok:
The Federal Government has said it will
resume meeting with the Academic Staff Union
of Universities on Friday.
The Ministry of Labour and Employment
disclosed this on Wednesday night .
The parley is expected to address various
pending issues , including the contentious
payment platform preferred by the union .
Recalled that ASUU had opposed the Integrated
Personnel and Payroll Information System used
in settling workers ’ salaries by the FG and
instead , developed the University Transparency
and Accountability Solution which is currently
undergoing test- run by the National
Information Technology Development Agency .
The Senior Staff Association of Nigeria
Universities and the Non - Academic Staff Union
had also proposed the University General and
Peculiar Personnel and Payroll System in place
of the IPPIS .
Their action followed the complaints against
the IPPIS which allegedly caused salary delays
and shortchanged the university workers .
The Ministry of Labour and Employment
spokesman , Charles Akpan , disclosed in a text
message on Wednesday that the dialogue with
the ASUU leaders would hold at the minister’ s
conference hall.
The government said it had agreed to pay N30
billion Earned Academic Allowance , N20 b for
the revitalization of the education sector and
the arrears of salaries to the university
teachers , adding that the only outstanding issue
was the disagreement over the payment
platform .
But ASUU insisted that the government has not
met its demands , noting that the resolution of
the eight- month strike was not in sight.
Lalasticlacla

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Re: FG, ASUU To Resume Talks On Friday by rollybest(m): 10:10pm On Nov 18
It will end in the normal slogan 'deadlock'
Wahala for who dey hope to resume this year

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Re: FG, ASUU To Resume Talks On Friday by Doradorwa(f): 10:40pm On Nov 18
I'm not bothered.... Good luck to them in advance.

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Re: FG, ASUU To Resume Talks On Friday by Druggey: 10:47pm On Nov 18
fvck Tha meeting. we need action

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Re: FG, ASUU To Resume Talks On Friday by Tony142: 10:59pm On Nov 18
Doradorwa:
I'm not bothered.... Good luck to them in advance.




Lol, since u have which them Good luck let me add Jonathan to it, I wish ASUU and FG good luck Jonathan grin

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Re: FG, ASUU To Resume Talks On Friday by Dreamliner787(m): 11:08pm On Nov 18
Doradorwa:
I'm not bothered.... Good luck to them in advance.

grin grin grin.. You are not bothered but you would surely be using one eye to check news that day for updates grin grin

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Re: FG, ASUU To Resume Talks On Friday by Emmamay10: 11:16pm On Nov 18
This strike is hellish. Both Fg and ASUU should reach a compromise on Friday. A good outcome from the meeting will prevent the impending protest by NANS.

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Re: FG, ASUU To Resume Talks On Friday by Oduzzy: 12:27am On Nov 19
l we advice everyone should also pray for a good result on the meeting that we be held on Friday, l know we are all angry and also getting ready to protest but let also apply heavenly wisdom because the devil is also happy about the strike so we have to pray so the devil won't put confusion and disagreement in there midst that day...#Greatnigeriastudent
Re: FG, ASUU To Resume Talks On Friday by lkillbrokehoes: 3:33am On Nov 19
Doradorwa:
I'm not bothered.... Good luck to them in advance.
But u will still come here to check updates grin

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Re: FG, ASUU To Resume Talks On Friday by Doradorwa(f): 5:25am On Nov 19
Dreamliner787:


grin grin grin.. You are not bothered but you would surely be using one eye to check news that day for updates grin grin
grin grin Information is power

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Re: FG, ASUU To Resume Talks On Friday by Doradorwa(f): 5:25am On Nov 19
lkillbrokehoes:
But u will still come here to check updates grin
grin grin
Re: FG, ASUU To Resume Talks On Friday by JOACHINpedro: 5:58am On Nov 19
Another Dreadlock hairstyle loading... grin

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Re: FG, ASUU To Resume Talks On Friday by Adonis86(m): 7:31am On Nov 19
Enough of this inconclusive idle talk without any headway. It's better if the federal government should allow ASUU to strike in peace. Let the strike continues indefinitely and these useless inconclusive meetings stopped.

I suggest that the strike should last for a year or two in order to get all demands met, once and for all.

The education system in Nigeria should be closed down indefinitely for now, till the government of Nigeria is ready to invest in the sector.

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Re: FG, ASUU To Resume Talks On Friday by lindareep(f): 7:37am On Nov 19
STUDENTS ARE REALLY SUFFERING FROM THESE ENDLESS DISCUSSIONS BETWEEN ASUU AND FGN... angry angry angry

I PRAY FRIDAY MEETING IS POSITIVE! cool

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Re: FG, ASUU To Resume Talks On Friday by Perfecttouchade: 7:37am On Nov 19
Both of 'em are confuse
Re: FG, ASUU To Resume Talks On Friday by Etinosa1234: 7:37am On Nov 19
Even if ASUU call off strike now, Uniben go still host their yeye Sport festival .. so no school for Uniben students this year
Re: FG, ASUU To Resume Talks On Friday by rawtouch: 7:38am On Nov 19
cat& mouse
Re: FG, ASUU To Resume Talks On Friday by slawormiir: 7:38am On Nov 19
Damnnn niggarrrr
Isoright....
Trying to dictate to your employer how you wanna be paid is bullshit

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Re: FG, ASUU To Resume Talks On Friday by singwa: 7:38am On Nov 19
Nobody wants to compromise.
In the end, it's the students that are suffering.
Almost 9 months since the strike began.

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Re: FG, ASUU To Resume Talks On Friday by R0kstarr8(m): 7:38am On Nov 19
So many talks , can't waste my time to read all of it cus nothing important will be concluded there
Re: FG, ASUU To Resume Talks On Friday by Dreadlock69(m): 7:38am On Nov 19
Mtcheeew
Re: FG, ASUU To Resume Talks On Friday by Hambivert: 7:38am On Nov 19
Sparogatively, I don't want to do this but ASUU and FG...

...Na God go punish una Papa! angry angry

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Re: FG, ASUU To Resume Talks On Friday by ATEAMS: 7:38am On Nov 19
Yeye pipu
Re: FG, ASUU To Resume Talks On Friday by AFvckingAlpha(m): 7:38am On Nov 19
The fvck

Niggarr!!

It is crystal clear like the biblical writings on the wall at Babylon, that both ASUU and the FG are at an impasse.

And as I glance through the news, the words of my grandpa resonated back to me. Many years ago he said, boy, When two elephants fight, its the ground that suffers. He continued, when I thought he was done, how are you coping with your parents temporary separation, I was dumbfounded. He finished by saying in his local dialect, 'You've got to be strong, I know you'll be for your younger ones.

Its in this light, I tell all undergraduates to level up. Them niggarrs dont care about you, they all egocentric. Y'all need to tap into the wealth in crypto and forex markets, or go learn something thats gonna help you in the long run.

Level up niggarr!!

I said what I said!!
Re: FG, ASUU To Resume Talks On Friday by lkillbrokehoes: 7:39am On Nov 19
Good
Re: FG, ASUU To Resume Talks On Friday by azeecoboy(m): 7:39am On Nov 19
Talk talk talk

That's what these people sabi,dem no even care about us.

I suppose don dey final year laidis..


Hey thunder o

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Re: FG, ASUU To Resume Talks On Friday by sexdoll: 7:39am On Nov 19
ohhh

I really hate all these nonsense meetings.

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