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Exempt varsities from IPPIS, fulfill agreements, ASUU tells FG

The Academic Staff Union of Universities has urged the Federal Government to fulfil its promise to take away its members from the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System.

The Chairman of the ASUU, Federal University Lokoja chapter, Dr. Joshua Silas, made the decision on Tuesday throughout a protest by members of the union at FUL campus in Felele, Lokoja.

Addressing newsmen after the protest, the chairman urged the Federal authorities to implement the renegotiations of 2009 agreements reached with the nationwide ASUU to stop the resumption of the suspended industrial motion.
Silas stated, “We are finishing up these protests nationwide as directed by the nationwide physique of ASUU in solidarity to induce the Federal authorities to promptly meet our calls for.

“The authorities has failed to satisfy our calls for concerning the 2009 renegotiation agreements with the nationwide physique of ASUU as promised.

“So much has been executed, and the federal government promised to satisfy our wants, however since 2009 to 2024 till now, nothing has been executed as a result of the federal government has did not honour the agreements.

“We suspended the final strike in October 2022 with the hope that the federal government would resolve all of the excellent points, however until at present, June 25, 2024, nothing has been executed.

“The protest is to name the eye of most of the people to bear in mind and bear witness that ASUU has been affected person sufficient with the federal government.

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“Enough is sufficient; that is completely unacceptable as a result of a lot of our members have died as a result of current financial hardships.

“We urge the government to do the needful because ASUU should not be blamed for any industrial action anytime from now,.”

According to him, the agreements embody the removing of ASUU from IPPIS, excellent educational allowances, revitalization fund, fee of promotion arrears stability, in addition to withheld salaries, amongst others.

Silas famous that the Federal authorities had paid 4 months out of the about eight months of excellent salaries remaining three and a half months.

The News Agency of Nigeria studies that the protest was carried out by the union members inside all the colleges of the establishment and terminated on the college gate, chanting solidarity songs.

They carried placards with varied inscriptions, corresponding to “Remove ASUU from IPPIS,”  “Release our withheld salaries,”  “Implement ASUU, FG agreements,” and “We are not casual workers,”  amongst others.

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