“If we accept what ASUU is saying, it will create room for everyone to be asking for their own payment platform; the military is on IPPIS and health workers.”
Emmanuel Osodeke, ASUU president, who stated this on Tuesday, revealed that the universities lecturers have not been paid by the federal government since February that the strike began.
Minister Mamora said, “house officers are undergoing training; they are not full fledged doctors. They are not and should not go on strike.”
The federal government says it has suspended the salaries of 331 civil servants for failing to update their Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System (IPPIS).
Resident doctors began a nationwide strike on April 1 to demand improved welfare packages.
The agreement was reached on Friday.
The state-run oil firm says Nigeria has over 2.9 billion litres of petrol in stock for the Yuletide.
“It is the government that is prolonging the matter, not ASUU,” Prof. Ogunyemi said.
University teachers and federal authorities are locked in a dispute over how best to process payments across tertiary institutions.