Reps to meet ASUU tomorrow over strike

Universities Resumption: Looming strike as SSANU gives FG conditions

As part of efforts to end the ongoing strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, the House of Representatives, HoR, will meet with the University body on Wednesday.

iBrandTV had reported that the academic union seriously has differences with the Federal Government, over the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System, IPPIS.

The ASUU has thrown barbs at the policy, describing it as fraught with irregularities and high-handedness.

At a plenary session in the House on Tuesday, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, however, announced a meeting scheduled for Wednesday with the union and the House Committee on Tertiary education, headed Rep. (Prof) Julius Ihonvbere (Edo-State).

The Senate President was also part of the meeting with the union at the time of filing this report.

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The ASUU has been on strike for several months, insisting on the reversal of the IPPIS policy as it affects academic workers in universities.

Though the Federal Government has argued that it won’t waive the policy for the academia, the National Assembly hopes to bring both parties to an agreement, as schools are set to reopen.

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