The Federal Government yesterday assured that it would address issues of multiple taxation, deductions and others concerning the payment of universities’ workers through the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System.
Labour Minister Chris Ngige yesterday said the government had communicated to universities’ bursars to correct certain peculiarities and send back for the Office of the Accountant-General of the Federation and the Ministry of Finance to address.
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He disclosed that the government had received a strike notice from non-teaching staff unions in universities
Ngige said his office would apply for a special pass from the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 for a physical meeting with the unions with a view to addressing all the issues raised by the various unions.
Meanwhile, the president of the Joint Action Committee comprising the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities and the Non-Academic Staff Union of Universities and Associated Institutions, Samson Ugwoke, said the committee had issued a 14-day ultimatum to the government to correct all the problems associated with the payment of salaries through IPPIS.
He said the Federal Government did not need to convey a meeting before paying members their full salaries and payment slips.