FG promises to release N40bn earned academic allowance to ASUU
Federal Government meets with the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Promises to pay N40 billion, being the pending Earned Academic Allowance, EAA, of University teachers.
This was disclosed by the Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige while presenting the outcome of the meeting between the government and the university teachers.
As seen in the statement addressed by the Deputy Director/Head Press, the Minister stated that out of the N40 billion pending Earned Academic Allowance, N30 billion would be paid on or before 6th November, while the remaining N10 billion would be spread equally over two tranches to be paid on May 2021 and February 2022.
He said that the government’s commitment to pay was in response to “the demand by ASUU for the payment of two tranches of EAA which accumulate to N40 billion that has become overdue since November 2019.”
“The meeting also agreed that if UTAS passes all the different stages of the integrity test, which would involve the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) and the Office of the National Security Adviser (NSA), and after ascertaining its efficacy, it would be adopted for the payment of the University staff.”
“Government also offered to pay, by the end of January 2021, the sum of N20 billion as funding for the revitalization of public universities, as well as seek for sources of alternative and additional funding of the university system, among other conclusions.”
Earlier, the Minister had expressed belief that the series of recent meetings, including the one convened on Tuesday by the Senate President, and activities such as the integrity test on UTAS done on Wednesday, would all culminate in the resolution of the crisis.
“At the meeting with the Senate President, we agreed on a work plan to achieve full conciliation so that students would go back to school.
“With the work done so far, both at the meeting with the Senate President and at the test run of the UTAS done at the Accountant-General’s office on Wednesday, we believe we will be able to break the ice.”
He explained that UTAS was designed strictly for the University system and could only be applied there, emphasising that Government never said it would use it to replace IPPIS.
“The situation is that the University system developed and configured UTAS to accommodate the peculiarities of that system as it affects the academic and even the non-academic staff.”
The Minister also explained that the Government’s condition for considering UTAS as a suitable payment system for the University has always been that it would necessarily undergo three stages of the integrity test.
Ngige disclosed that the first leg of the test had been done on Wednesday, while the two remaining stages would be done subsequently.
FG promises to release N40bn earned academic allowance to ASUU Newsheadlinesng reporting
This Update FG promises to release N40bn earned academic allowance to ASUU was reported by Vanguardngr and reported by Newsheadlinesng
Follow us @Newsheadlinesng on social media
Latest Worth Of Elon Musk Reveals he Is Now Worth As Much As Bill Gates And Warren Buffett combined At $230 billion
Elon Musk has entered rarified air in the world billionaire rankings. The Tesla and SpaceX CEO is not only currently...
AUDIO LEAK: Voice Of Tonto Dikeh’s Ex, Kpokpogiri Narrating Dirty Sex Affair With Instagram Twerker Janemena Trends
It is a new dawn in the sexcapade affairs around the controversial actress Tonto Dikeh, ex-lover Prince Kpokpogiri and now...
HEALING STREAMS LIVE HEALING SERVICES WITH PASTOR CHRIS: Getting Ready To Shake The World
HEALING STREAMS LIVE HEALING SERVICES WITH PASTOR CHRIS: Getting Ready To Shake The World—Healing Streams Live Healing Services with Pastor...
COMMONWEALTH BATON TOUR: VP Prof. Yemi Osinbajo Participated In The Queen’s Baton Relay For Nigeria (PICTURES STORY)
As a part of the traditional baton relay and tour that is associated with the games, Nigeria’s Vice President, Professor...
UK MP David Amess Stabbed To Death During Constituency Meeting, Suspect Arrested
A man with a knife has walked up to where British Member of Parliament David Amess, 69, was holding a...
Mike Adenuga’s Globacom Masts To Be Demolished Nationwide By FG Order
The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has threatened to commence immediate demolition of telecommunication masts belonging to Globacom Nigeria Limited...
BREAKING: Tunde Bakare Meets With President Buhari In Aso Villa (PHOTOS)
President Muhammadu Buhari has received the Serving Overseer of The Citadel Global Community Church, Pastor Tunde Bakare, at the Presidential...
Former US President Bill Clinton Hospitalized
Former United States President Bill Clinton is presently admitted into a California University Irvine Medical Center for an infection, a...
Deontay Wilder Finally Breaks Silence, Congratulates Tyson Fury After Heavy Defeat
After the snub he melted at Tyson Fury after being brutally beaten on last Saturday’s trilogy war at Las Vegas,...
VIDEO: Kidnapped Kaduna seminarians Freed
The three seminarians abducted from the same Chapel of Christ the King Major Seminary in Jema’a Local Government Area of...