ASUU UNIZIK while rejecting the IPPIS payment platform, further urged the federal to quickly address their demands including testing and deployment of the University Transparency and Accountability Solution (UTAS) for the payment of members’ outstanding salaries and allowances.
We aren’t getting to Resume Until FG Renegotiation Is Favorably Concluded – ASUU UNIZIK
The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) chapter, Nnamdi Azikiwe University (UNIZIK), Awka has agreed to the federal government’s proposal to reconstitute the negotiating team but maintained, that the strike won’t be suspended until the renegotiation is favourably concluded and signed to be captured within the 2021 budget
The union resolved to the present after its emergency meeting at the University Multiple Purpose Hall, on Friday and signed by the Chapter Chairperson, Comrade Stephen Ufoaroh and Acting Secretary, Peter Okoye.
According to Ufoaroh, the union congress strongly resolved that the renegotiation of 2009 agreement should be the highest priority within the current FGN-ASUU negotiations.
“This congress resolution is based on the very fact that no public university campus as at today can meet with the minimum requirements for COVID-19 precautionary measures, including the depreciated value of the naira.
“The government should pay the outstanding 40 billion naira as contained within the 2019 memorandum of action and not the 30 billion naira offered. this may be paid directly and not in tranches before the strike is suspended.”