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FG Promises To Pay University, Polytechnic, Education College Lecturers N34 Billion Minimum Wage Arrears

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FG Promises To Pay University, Polytechnic, Education College Lecturers N34 Billion Minimum Wage Arrears

ASUU had set out on a four-week cautioning strike on February 14 to squeeze home its requests

The Nigerian Government Tuesday has said it will pay N34 billion the lowest pay permitted by law weighty changes from 2019, to speakers in colleges, polytechnics and schools of training.

The Minister of Labor and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, unveiled this while resolving inquiries concerning the strike set out upon by college speakers, whose umbrella association is the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).

Ngige said college teachers would get N23.5 billion while their partners in polytechnics would be paid N6 billion.

Teachers in universities of training will get N4 billion, the work and business serve said.

He said, “Those councils are working. The one on NITDA is trying the three stages, the public authority’s Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System (IPPIS), the ASUU University Transparency Accountability Solution (UTAS) and the Universities Peculiar Personnel Payroll System (U3PS) of the non-instructing staff.

“They began the testing last Thursday. The National Salaries, Wages and Incomes Commission (NSWIC) has given their correction handouts. The associations additionally have duplicates to deal with liability and risk recompenses any place it has not been as expected caught.”

ASUU had left on a four-week cautioning strike on February 14 to squeeze home its requests, with the unmistakable ones being the renegotiation of the ASUU/FG 2009 understanding and the supportability of the college independence by sending UTAS to supplant the public authority forced IPPIS.ther requests incorporate the arrival of the reports of appearance boards to government colleges, twists in compensation installment challenges, financing for revitalisation of state funded colleges, procured scholarly stipend, unfortunate subsidizing of state colleges and advancement unfulfilled obligations.
On March 14, the affiliation expanded the strike activity by an additional two months to manage the cost of the public authority additional opportunity to address its requests as a whole.

The association in a proclamation by its President, Prof. Emmanuel Osodeke, at the termination of the strike activity, said it would broaden the continuous strike by an additional 12 weeks.

One bone of dispute for the striking instructors is the non-installment of college revitalisation reserves, which adds up to about N1.1 trillion.

“The Federal Government has been horribly misusing the emergency, handling inept, egotistical clergymen, and treating the instruction area with scorn. It needs to act rapidly to end the stalemate, satisfy its commitments and convince the wears to continue work right away,” Osodeke, ASUU pioneer, had said.

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