ASUU drops new demands to FG in order to End Strike
The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has called up for an adoption of the University Transparency and Accountability Solution (UTAS) in the country.
Mahmud Lawan, Coordinator, Kano Zonal Coordinator of the association, made the call in a statement issued in Kano on Thursday, at the end of its meeting held at the Federal University, Dutse.
9jatalkative reports that the Federal Government has directed university lecturers to enroll in the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS).
The union, however rejected IPPIS insisting that the violated the university autonomy, and proposed to UTAS as an alternative to the IPPIS.
Lawan said that the union expressed so much dismay over the non-payment of salaries to its members in by the government.
He urges the Federal Government to investigate the matter, noting that payment of salaries to its members were suspended in the past three months.
The demanded for the provision of revitalisation fund, completion of renegotiation exercise and adoption of UTAS, to end the strike.
In another related development, The Lagos Zone of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has faulted Labour and Employment Minister Chris Ngige’s claims that the union was on strike because of its anger against the Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System (IPPIS) and that lecturers were being paid in full, despite the strike.
The union made it known that the were not informed of a meeting next week where Ngige said ASUU would be allowed to demonstrate its purpose built University Transparency and Accountability Solution (UTAS) software as a replacement for the IPPIS.
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