ASUU Rejects BVN Condition For Salary Payment
ASUU Rejects BVN Condition For Salary Payment

Varsity teachers under the aegies of the Academic Staff Union of Universities ASUU  have rejected the submission of Bank Verification Numbers BVN as part of conditions for the payment of their February and March salaries.

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday ordered the payment of withheld salaries to the striking ASUU members on compassionate ground, according to Labour and Employment Minister, Chris Ngige.

Ngige said the lecturers will be paid once vice chancellors update the BVN of lecturers in their institutions.

The February and March salaries of the varsity teachers were being withheld for failing to enroll for the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System IPPIS.

They began an indefinite strike on March 23rd to protest the imposition of the IPPIS on the varsity system and the failure of the Federal Government address outstanding issues raised in the FGN-ASUU 2019 Memorandum of Action.

ASUU rejected the application of force on its members to join the IPPIS, in spite of its offer of a more credible alternative to IPPIS.

But, ASUU said it has rejected the submission of BVN as a condition for the payment of the withheld salaries.

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