Strike: FG Agrees To Pay N30bn To ASUU, N20b To Revamp Education Sector

October 16, 2020


After a lot of meeting most of which were characterised by deadlock, the federal government has made an agreement with the Academic Staff Union of Universities. 

The government on Thursday, October 15, resolved to pay university lecturers under the umbrella of ASUU the sum of N30 billion earned academic allowances, Daily Trust reports.

According to the minister of labour and employment, the money will be paid instrumentally from May 2021 to January 2022.

Added to this, to put an end the seven-month-long strike by the union, the government has agreed to release N20bn meant for the revitalisation of the education sector.

However, ASUU insisted that the funds should be paid through the Government Integrated Financial Management Information System (GIFMIS) while the University Transparency Account System (UTAS) is still in the works despite the government's insistence on the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS).

Meanwhile, the leadership of ASUU has directed its members to reject IPPIS officials allegedly coming to various university campuses on Monday, October 19, for biometric data capturing.

A letter by the union's president, Biodum Ogunyemi, to this end read:


“We have received information that IPPIS officials from the Office of the Accountant-General of the Federation will be visiting campuses as from Monday 19th October, 2020, for biometric data capture of academics.
“All ASUU members should have nothing to do with them. Fact-Check by ASUU with the figures from the OAGF has proven the claim that our members are trooping to enroll in the IPPIS in Abuja as false.
“The leadership of our great Union is fully aware of the hardship the non-payment of salaries by the Accountant-General and other forms of intimidation by over-zealous Vice-Chancellors have unleashed on our membership and we are leaving no stone unturned to redress the situation."
Oct 16, 2020 at 08:22 AM
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Who told them we what to go back
Oct 16, 2020 at 12:41 PM
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Oct 17, 2020 at 01:19 AM
Ha. Okay o
Oct 17, 2020 at 11:50 AM
This is surely the way to go
Oct 17, 2020 at 02:52 PM
Oct 19, 2020 at 05:26 AM
Not just agreeing to settle them so that school can resume I'm tired of sitting at home
Nov 03, 2020 at 07:21 AM
God help us
Nov 04, 2020 at 04:19 PM
Am tired of this country
Nov 06, 2020 at 06:02 AM
Till when?
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We wait
Dec 23, 2020 at 03:34 PM
They are not yet serious
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