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The Federal government has fixed another round of talks with members of the non-teaching staff of universities.

The talk, which is scheduled to hold on Thursday, the 11th of February 2021 at the minister’s conference room is to resolve the raging dispute between unions in the country’s university system — the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU), Non Academic Staff Union of Universities (NASU) and the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) — over the sharing formula for the 40 billion naira earned allowances recently approved by the federal government.

A notice of the meeting signed on Wednesday by the Deputy Director, Press Relations, Mr. Charles Akpan, said the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige, will be hosting a conciliation meeting between the representatives of the federal government and the Joint Action Committee of NASU and SSANU.

A joint action committee of SSANU and NASU listed some of their grievances to include alleged discriminatory disbursement of the earned allowances, inconsistencies in the implementation of the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS), among others.

It would be recalled that at the last reconciliatory meeting between the federal government and the non-teaching staff unions, both sides had agreed to set up a joint committee to resolve the dispute.


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