Adelani Adepegba, Abuja
THE assembly between the Federal Authorities and the Educational Employees Union of Universities deadlocked once more on Wednesday, following the disagreement over the cost platform that may be utilized in disbursing the wage arrears and the N30bn Earned Allowances of the college lecturers.
The FG group led by the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, had supplied to pay the wage arrears and the N30bn earned allowances of the college lecturers by means of the Built-in Payroll and Personnel Info System platform pending the roll-out of ASUU’s most popular platform, the College Transparency and Accountability Answer.
However the ASUU delegation led by its Nationwide President, Prof Biodun Ogunyemi, reportedly insisted that the college lecturers wouldn’t enrol on the federal government wage platform.
The spokesman, Ministry of Labour and Employment, Mr Charles Akpan, defined that the assembly adjourned until Monday to allow the union leaders to get throughout to their members on the mode of cost.
The parley is anticipated to reconvene on Monday to determine on the platform for the disbursement of the funds pledged by the FG.
Amongst different issues, the federal government had agreed to pay N40bn, being the pending Earned Educational Allowance of the college lecturers overdue since November 2019.
Out of the quantity, N30bn could be paid on or earlier than November 6, whereas the remaining N10bn could be unfold equally over two tranches to be paid in Might 2021 and February 2022.
The 2 events equally agreed to the deliberate launch of N30b for the revitalisation of the training sector.
The federal government supplied to pay N20b as funding for the revitalisation of public universities by January 2021 in addition to look for sources of different and extra funding of the college system, amongst different conclusions.
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