Reports Claiming ASUU ‘Will’ Suspend Strike This Week Not Real – UNILAG Lecturer, Others Disclosed

 Reports Claiming ASUU ‘Will’ Suspend Strike This Week Not Real – UNILAG Lecturer, Others Disclosed

Some of the lecturers who spoke with BusinessDay expressed a divergent view of Twitter news claiming that ASUU would suspend strike this week.

Stanley Boroh, a lecturer at the Federal University, Otuoke in Bayelsa State told BusinessDay that there is yet no news from the union as pertains to resumption, but that the union is negotiating with the committee over several issues which cut across the payment platform.

“ASUU is asking the federal government to retest the University Transparency and Accountability Solution (UTAS) and Integrated Personnel Payroll Information System (IPPIS) side by side in order to arrive at a preferred platform for payment,” he said.

Charles Onwunali, a lecturer at the University of Lagos, denied knowing that ASUU is calling off the strike soonest.

“ASUU does not issue statements through Twitter, it is not the union’s mode of information dissemination, so I cannot vouch for the authenticity of the message,” he stated.

Onwunali disclosed that the federal government is meant to keep IPPIS as its payment platform against the union’s demand for UTAS.

He reiterated that using IPPIS will eventually turn the university system into a ministry and that according to him will amount to destroying the tertiary education sector.

And We're Still Trying To Resolve Some Issues, But There's Progress – Osodeke Speaks As ASUU, FG Renegotiation Committee Sitting Ends Today 

The university unions’ and Federal Government renegotiation committee sitting will end today.

Osodeke told The Punch saying ‘‘There is progress but it depends on the government side. We had a fairly good meeting we are still trying to resolve the issues.

“Until we get the final report from the government. We are trying to work in the same direction. They are also testing UTAS.’’

It is believed that the committee would submit its report to the FG this week or they could be ‘given an extension’.


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