Federal Government of Nigeria Resumes Negotiations With Varsity Lecturers As Both parties Disagree Over Payroll System
The Federal Government on Tuesday (March 1, 2022) continued negotiations with the ASUU-Academic Staff Union of Universities.
Tuesday’s meeting (March1, 2022) is the second of its kind since the lecturers announced a one-month warning strike from February 14, 2022.
Among their demands, Academics are seeking improved welfare, revitalisation of public universities and university autonomy
They requested action on past agreements of 2009
Meanwhile, the Honourable Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige also affirmed positiveness that the impasse will be settled as soon as possible
Both parties (FG&ASUU) disagreed on who is delaying the test process for the Union payment method, UTAS-University Transparency Accountability Solution, Academics wanted payroll system.
While Honourable Minister explained the Academics is postponing the process of concluding with NITDA-National Information Technology Development Agency on areas where harmonization is required, Varsity Teachers argued that NITDA was unprepared to accept them
Controversy over a payroll system is one significant aspect that the lecturers have recorded for embarking on the latest strike from February 14 till now.