The 10-hour long meeting between the representatives of the federal government and Academic Staff Union of Universities on Wednesday ended in stalemate over the union’s members’ insistence not to receive their salaries via Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS).
It was gathered that the union also disagreed with Accountant-General of the Federation, Ahmed Idris, to pay the N30 billion earned allowance of the university lecturers as agreed during the last meeting via the same platform.
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Speaking with Daily Trust over the phone on Thursday, spokesperson of the ministry of Labour and Employment, Charles Akpan, said there was no conclusion for Wednesday’s meeting which had spilled over till Thursday morning.
He said, “Presently, no communique. There was no conclusion for the meeting. It has been adjourned till Monday by 3pm with a view to continuing where they stopped.”
Daily Trust had reported that there were hot arguments between both parties last Thursday when the duo maintained their positions on issues related to IPPIS.
This happened three days after Senate President Ahmed Lawan waded into the crisis rocking the tertiary institutions in the country.
He had urged the federal government to implement the agreement it signed with the union in order to resolve an eight-month-old strike the union embarked upon.