The Academic staff union of universities (ASUU) has revealed why after numerous discussions with the government, it is still yet to call off its on-going strike, following its disagreement with the Federal Government.
The national body of the university lecturers specified that they are anticipating the government to perform an integrity test on the University Transparency and Accountability Solution (UTAS), a home-based imbursement avenue formed by ASUU in placement of the government’s Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS).
While making the revelation during a talk, the ASUU President Professor Biodun Ogunyemi, stated that the government is meant to offer the clearance to National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) to perform an integrity test on UTAS.
The Academic staff union of universities (ASUU) President made it known that “National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) will perform the examination.
It is the government that will license it for the purpose that NITDA is a government organization and except you get approval from the government that test will not be performed.”
When questioned if the government had accepted UTAS, Ogunyemi stated, “We are still communicating, we have offered them the stand of our associates, we are thinking we would be able to hold a meeting this week if they have not altered plans.
The meeting for Monday was postponed. In code, they have acknowledged UTAS and informed us to carry on the test, which we have commenced the process.
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“University Transparency and Accountability Solution (UTAS) was bestowed on 3 segments, starting with the Ministry of Education, Senate President and associates of his group, representatives of Ministry of Finance and Office of the Accountant General of the Federation, where all other shareholders were in attendance, with NITDA.
Every shareholder saw the performance and the next phase of integrity test is what we are going into. Ogunyemi also stated that ASUU was prepared to recommence academic activities when the government was prepared to perform its role.
“Our members are prepared to resume work, only when the government has set decided to assume its responsibility. I’m certain you are not proposing that our members should recommence on an empty belly or the strike should be postponed lacking any tangible deed on the government part.
We don’t love to abstain from our work because we love our students; they are also our kids.’’ Ogunyemi declared that as far as they are concerned, they do not have any problem with resumption, but they want more genuineness on the government part.