ASUU Strike: Union Announces Progress in Talks With FG
The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) says discussion with FG is progressing smoothly with an agreement in sight to suspend the industrial strike action very soon.
This was disclosed on the union’s website via a statement released by Professor Emmanuel Osodeke regarding the ASUU strike.
University Transparency and Accountability Solution (UTAS), has undergone the third test by the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA).
The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has disclosed that the renegotiation of the 2009 ASUU-Federal Government agreement which has been a big stumbling block in its dispute with the government is progressing smoothly. The union hopes to reach an agreement that will put an end to the ASUU strike by next week.
The union also disclosed that the University Transparency and Accountability Solution (UTAS), which the FG has since refused to adopt, underwent another test for the third time by the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA).
In addition to that, NITDA will also start testing the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS) by next week.
All these disclosures were included in a statement released on the union’s website by the ASUU President, Professor Emmanuel Osodeke.
Part of the statement reads:
‘’The renegotiation of the 2009 ASUU-FGN agreement is progressing smoothly and has reached an advanced stage. However, we must remain focused to the end of this struggle. UTAS (University Transparency and Accountability Solution) has been tested for the third time. So far, NITDA (National Information Technology Development Agency) has tested UTAS and UPS and will start testing IPPIS next week.”
The Academic body of lecturers has been on industrial action since the 14th of February to press home their unresolved demands on the federal government. The industrial action has lingered for four months now and it is hoped that both parties reach an agreement very soon so that students can return to their various campuses.