After several months of agitations and arguments, the federal government is set to exempt the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) from the embattled Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS).
In a communique issued at the end of a seven-hour meeting between both parties, which started around 12:10 PM, the federal government promised to pay the salaries it owed ASUU members from February to June, 2020, despite their unwillingness to enroll for the IPPIS.
The government also promised to raise the allowance of 30 billion naira it had earlier proposed to 35, and the revitalization fund from 20 to 25 billion naira.
However, the government explained that the 110 billion naira, being insisted on by ASUU, is not feasible.
The government promised to also give the University Transparency and Accountability System (UTAS) a nod.
This is in a bid to end the 9-month strike.
Meanwhile, law students across the country, under the auspices of Law Students Association of Nigeria (LAWSAN) have sued both parties (FG and ASUU) for halting the education for so long, demanding a 10-billion naira compensation.