FG to pay withheld salaries of ASUU breakaway faction, CONUA

Lecturers under the Congress of University Academics (CONUA), a breakaway faction of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), are set to receive their withheld salaries from the federal government. 

TheCable reported that this was conveyed in a letter dated January 13, and addressed to Niyi Sunmonu, national coordinator of CONUA.

In the letter signed by Charles Wali, director of the Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System (IPPIS) department, on behalf of the office of the accountant-general of the federation (AGF), Sunmonu was asked to provide a list of CONUA members and their details to the accountant-general’s office to facilitate payment of the withheld salaries.

Confirming this on Monday, January 16, Sunmonu said; 

“I am directed to acknowledge receipt of your letter on the above subject matter dated 2nd November 2022 in respect of payment of your withheld backlog of salaries and to request you to provide soft copy of membership of CONUA across universities to enable payment as requested,” the letter reads.

“Meanwhile, you may wish to forward the following details to facilitate seamless deduction and remittance of check-off dues: Evidence of registration; official account details of the union; membership list of the union signed by each member; percentage of deduction (check-off dues)/amount to be deducted from each member, and mode of remittance between the headquarters and local chapters.

“Please note that details of members, which must always be hard and soft copies, should also include individual IPPIS numbers for ease of identification.”

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