The federal government has announced that it has set up a Joint Committee to investigate concerns related to the issues raised by the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) and the Non-Academic Staff Union of Allied and Education Institutions (NASU) overpayment anomalies.
The FG disclosed this in a statement after the Minister for Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige led a meeting between the federal government and members of the Senior Staff Association Nigerian Universities (SSANU) and the Non-Academic Staff Union of Allied and Education Institutions (NASU).
The Minister added that the Joint Committee would be made up of the unions and members of the government side, which would work in harmony to ensure that those anomalies in payment complaints by the unions were treated to the satisfaction of concerned parties.
“The government side responded to issues on Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS) and what is being done to assist the University non-academic workers, who have had some complaints in that direction in terms of some of the allowances they said were chopped off by the IPPIS system,” Ngige said.
He added that the FG launched a bigger committee to formalise the allowances that had been granted to all the unions in the University system – academic and non-academic, citing the need for uniformity in the earned allowances in the University system.
“We just want to confirm that we are favorably disposed to dialogue and after discussing with our members, we will definitely come back and we will go on with the discussion” General Secretary, NASU, Peter Adeyemi said.
It was earlier reported that Non-Academic unions of tertiary institutions were threatening to continue with their strike over the sharing formula of the N40billion Earned Academic Allowance (EAA) recently approved by the Federal Government
Later reports revealed that the FG said it processed for payment, the sum of N70 billion, comprising N40billion for Earned Academic Allowances/Earned Allowances and N30billion for the revitalization of the universities.
SSANU, NASU commenced strike today, as ASUU condemns industrial action.