STRIKE: FG directs VCs to submit account details of staff

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The executive secretary, National Universities Commission (NUC) Professor Abubakar Rasheed has directed all Vice-Chancellors of Federal Universities in Nigeria to urgently submit account details and lists of union members in their respective institutions.

The requested personnel records are for members of the University-based Unions who are yet to enroll in the Integrated Payroll and Personal Information System (IPPIS).

In a memo dated Monday 23rd November, 2020 sited by The Abusites, the Executive Secretary directs the Vice Chancellors to make the information available to the Commission, not later than Thursday, 26th November, 2020.

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The Vice-Chancellors are to also ensure that the records of staff yet to be enrolled in the IPPIS is immediately submitted to the Office of the Accountant General of the Federation (OAGF) in the appropriate format to enable the payment of entitled salaries, pending the conclusion of the ongoing negotiations with the various Unions.

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The memo reads, “Vice-Chancellors will please note that as part of the ongoing engagement negotiation between the Federal Government and University-based Unions, it has been agreed that the withheld check-off dues would be released by the Office of the Accountant General of the Federation (OAGF).

“It has also been resolved that the National Universities Commission (NUC) would furnish the Accountant General of the Federation with clear personnel records of the members of the University-based Unions who are yet to enroll in the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS).

“Consequently, Vice-Chancellors are requested to, as a matter of urgency, make available to the National Universities Commission, not later than Thursday, 26th November, 2020, the bank account/payment details of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU): the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU); the National Association of Academic
Technologists (NAAT); and the Non-Academic Staff Union (NASU) including:
i. Account Name,
ii. Bank Name,
ili. Account Number, and
iv. Lists of union members using the journal of January 2020 check-off deductions, as a basis for membership.

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“Vice-Chancellors are to also ensure that the records of staff yet to be enrolled in the IPPIS is immediately submitted to the OAGF, in the appropriate format to enable the payment of entitled salaries, pending the conclusion of the ongoing negotiations with the various Unions.

The Abusites reports that the federal government, on Friday, during a meeting with the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) shifted grounds when it offered a total sum of N65 billion to Nigerian universities to address some of its demands.

It also said the lecturers will now be paid their salary arrears on an older platform, different from the controversial IPPIS.

The money seeks to address the issue of earned allowances and ”revitalisation of universities”.

Giving a breakdown of the cash, the minister of labour, Chris Ngige, said the Accountant General of the Federation has offered to release N40 billion ”or in the alternative, N35 billion to be shared by all the registered trade unions in the universities after providing necessary evidence of having earned the allowance”.

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“The FG reiterated that her offer of N40 billion or N35 billion, whichever is accepted by ASUU was for all the universities’ unions. ASUU had proposed that N40 billion be paid immediately for all unions,” he said.


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