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Minimum wage: FG to pay arrears of varsity workers, deductions from IPPIS

The Federal Government has disclosed its intention to pay the arrears of minimum wage to members of the Non-Academic Union of Educational and Associated Institutions (NASU) and Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU).

WITHIN NIGERIA learnt that two weeks have been given to the office of the Accountant-General of the Federation to compute the arrears from April 2019 to January 2020 and send to the Federal Ministry of Education for processing and onward forwarding to the Federal Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning.

The government also set up a committee to look into the complaints on the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS) by the unions in order to harmonise its activities and operations.

Office of the IPPIS is to involve the unions and identify those staffs that have been captured but have not being receiving salaries and pay them.

The committee is also expected to identify those unions whose check off dues have been deducted but not remitted and pay them.

The government asked the unions to forward necessary data to IPPIS.

These were some of the agreements reached at a meeting between the Federal government team and the leadership of NASU and SSANU on Tuesday in Abuja.

Both unions had threatened strike at the expiration of their 14-day ultimatum, forcing the government to call for a meeting with them.

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