THE Federal Government Thursday lamented that the continuous closure of Nigerian Universities as a result of the strike embarked upon by the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, over the IPPIS has contributed to the ongoing #EndSARS protest.

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The Minister for Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige stated this at a meeting with the leadership of ASUU over the union’s stiff opposition to the IPPIS payment platform.

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Senator Ngige also debunked insinuation that the Federal Government was contemplating to replace the IPPIS platform with University Transparency Account System (UTAS), the platform that the university teachers have come up with against IPPIS.

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The Minister decried the prolonged strike that has paralysed academic activities in tertiary institutions across the country.

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According to him, “For the past one week, we have all been on our toes, we have been meeting and we pray that this meeting will yield some good fruits. We don’t take very great pleasure,

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to the fact that the children who are supposed to be in school are being recruited into the #EndSARS, #EndStrike, #EndSWAT and all the kind of situations. As much as possible, we will try to see how we can meet ourselves halfway,

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so that we can resolve this crisis to the benefits of all and the country at large.” Ngige said that government has commenced the process of testing UTAS which ASUU members claimed it accommodates the peculiarities of university systems,.......

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adding that all the three stages of test will be concluded within the time frame the union gave government. He said, “We have had the preliminary report and test run on the UTAS, which is the University Transparency Accountability Solution.

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16 Oct
FG agrees to pay ASUU N30bn earned allowance and others.

The conciliatory meeting which took place yesterday is to reconvene by October 21 by 3.00 p.m after the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting.

The federal government on Thursday October 15, reached an agreement with

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the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) in a meeting convened to end the seven-month strike declared by the union. 
The federal government agreed to release N30bn earned academic allowance to the university lecturers in tranches between May 2021 and February 2022.

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It was also learnt that the FG promised to spend N20bn on the revitalisation of the education sector. 

However in spite of the agreements reached,

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15 Oct
Breaking news - ASUU strike has been suspended! After 3hours of close door meeting with FG.

Nigerian govt reaches agreement with lecturers on IPPIS.

School to resume on 19/10/2020 Monday.

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We have reached and agreement with the Nigerian government with striking university lecturers to integrate the University Transparency and Accountability Solution (UTAS) into the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS).

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The IPPIS is the government’s accountability software that has been made compulsory for all public institutions, mainly for personnel payroll.

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