Nigerian govt, varsity workers’ meeting ends in deadlock

February 3, 2021
Chris Ngige

Tuesday’s meeting between the Federal Government and the university workers ended in a deadlock.

The workers, who came together under the aegis of Joint Action Committee comprising the Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Universities (SSANU) and the Non-Academic Staff Union of Educational and Associated Institutions (NASU), met the federal government at the Ministry of Labour and Employment headquarters in Abuja.

Chris Ngige

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, led the government’s team while the workers representatives include the SSANU National President, Mohammed Ibrahim and NASU General Secretary, Peters Adeyemi.

At the meeting, the two parties agreed to set up a committee to resolve the workers’ complaints on the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Payment System (IPPIS) and the dispute over the sharing formula for the N40 billion earned allowances.

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