At last, the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) is now ready to call off strike that has kept so many students at home for months coupled with the COVID19 Pandemic which resulted to the closure of schools across the country.
After so many attempts of holding series of meetings which had ended in deadlock, the Federal Government has entered into a bilateral agreement with the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) yesterday.
On Thursday, October 15. 2020, the Buhari-led administration has made it clear that they will be paying university lecturers under the umbrella of ASUU a whooping sum of Thirty Billion Naira (N30 billion) earned academic allowances that were unpaid.
However, the ASUU Chairman 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).
In addition, the leadership of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has directed all its members to reject IPPIS officials allegedly coming to various university campuses on Monday, October 19, for biometric data capturing.
Finally, with this latest development, what this means is that: tertiary institutions will be resuming within a matter of weeks.