FG, ASUU Differ on Payment Platform for Lecturers
The meeting between the Federal Authorities and the Instructional Employees Union of Universities (ASUU) have met a ineffective end as soon as extra, as every occasions have been unable to return again to an settlement in regards to the lecturers’ cost platform.
The FG by way of the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige had offered to pay the wage arrears and the N30bn earned allowances of the school lecturers by way of the Constructed-in Payroll and Personnel Information System platform.
However, the ASUU delegation led by its Nationwide President, Prof Biodun Ogunyemi reportedly insisted on the union’s hottest cost platform, the School Transparency and Accountability Reply (UTAS).
The meeting which held on Wednesday was adjourned till Monday to permit the union leaders to speak to their members on the issue raised.
Amongst totally different points, the federal authorities had agreed to pay N40bn, being the pending Earned Instructional Allowance of the school lecturers overdue since November 2019. Out of the amount, N30bn may very well be paid on or sooner than November 6, whereas the remaining N10bn may very well be unfold equally over two tranches to be paid in May 2021 and February 2022.
Every occasions equally agreed to the deliberate launch of N30b for the revitalisation of the education sector. The federal authorities offered to pay N20b as funding for the revitalisation of public universities by January 2021 along with search for sources of different and additional funding of the school system, amongst totally different conclusions.