A meeting between Academic Staff Union of Universities and the Federal Government ended in a stalemate for the third time on Wednesday, as the parties again failed to resolve the issues around the payment platform for salaries and other benefits.
ASUU insisted that the N30 billion earned Academic Allowances offered by the Federal Government would be for its members alone, a demand the government team said was not feasible.
The government had offered N30 billion to all the unions in the universities and another N20 billion as revitalization fund, totaling N50 billion during their meeting on October 15.
ASUU on March 23, begun an indefinite strike over the Federal Government’s insistence on implementing the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System, IPPIS which the government had said all its employees must adopt for their salaries to be paid.
The report adds that ASUU is still insisting on the University Transparency and Accountability Solution, UTAS which it developed as an alternative to the IPPIS.