ASUU Set To End Strike – For over six months, university lecturers have refused to resume work owing to controversies surrounding the implementation of the Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System (IPPIS) salary payment platform.
The body of lecturers called out its members on an indefinite industrial action following their opposition to the federal government’s move to enforce the use of IPPIS.
It also proposed the University Transparency and Accountability Solution (UTAS) as a replacement for the controversial IPPIS.
However, all efforts to reach a consensus on this has proved abortive. Also, all attempts to resolve the dispute failed due partly to restrictions imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Meanwhile, the negotiating team led by the minister of labour and employment, Chris Ngige, met with the leadership of the union today.
The deputy director of press and public relations in the ministry, Charles Akpan, had on Wednesday said Mr Ngige will be hosting a meeting with the union on Thursday, October 15.
The federal government which resumed negotiations with the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to put an end to the lingering strike action.
Mr Ngige said that the alternative payment platform presented by ASUU was homegrown and worth giving a thorough assessment test.
“The level we moved to now is to subject ASUU’s scheme to integrity tests and in doing so, it will be presented to users like the office of Accountant General of the Federation.
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