The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) says the federal government has agreed to adopt the University Transparency Accountability Solution (UTAS) as the payment platform for lecturers.
Emmanuel Osodeke, ASUU president, spoke on Monday during an interview with Channels Television.
Earlier, ASUU challenged the Federal Government to accept the University Transparency and Accountability Solution (UTAS) payment platform for the union to call off the ongoing strike.
ASUU has been on strike since February 14 over the government’s failure to implement its demands on salaries and allowances of lecturers, improved funding for universities as well as the adoption of UTAS against the federal government’s preferred payment platform — Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS).
As of Tuesday, the strike embarked by ASUU has entered 183 days – a development that has led to frustration for students, parents and other stakeholders.
Speaking on Monday, the ASUU president said the federal
government invited the union for a meeting on Tuesday on the issue of renegotiation.
Osodeke said ASUU will suspend the strike, if the federal government agrees to its demands at today’s meeting.
Buhari to decide on UTAS, wage increase for varsity lecturers, others, says Ngige.
President Muhammadu Buhari will this week take a decision on the controversial University Transparency and Accountability Solution (UTAS) and the condition of service for varsity teachers, Labour and Employment Minister Chris Ngige hinted yesterday.
To guide the President in taking a decision, the inter-ministerial departments and agencies committees of the Federal Government will turn in their reports on Wednesday.
The reports of the committees could bring an end to the four-month old strike embarked on by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).
ASUU began a one-month strike in February which was extended at the expiration by two-month.
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The union further extended the strike by another three months to give the government ample time to meet its demands.