The Federal Government (FG) of Nigeria has said ASUU strike will end soon.
The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) strike is still in effect, although the Federal Government announced on Wednesday that it would soon come to a halt.
There are no intentions to create an alternative payment table for all labor unions in higher institutions, as stated in the statement.
Dr. Chris Ngige, Minister of Labour and Employment, made this announcement to reporters after the weekly Federal Executive Council meeting in the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa in Abuja, which was presided over by President Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.).
Ngige informed Nigerians that efforts were being made to end the protracted conflict, which is mostly driven by payment platforms, despite the strike having already been in place for four months.
ASUU insisted on using its own created payment network, University Transparency and Accountability Solution, which has halted academic activities in Nigerian universities since February 14, 2022.
It based its demand on allegations that the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System, which is supported by the government, was underpaying its subscribers.
The Federal Government, on the other hand, asserted in March of last year that UTAS was inappropriate for widespread usage because it failed three integrity tests.
Despite claims to the contrary, Ngige asserted that the Federal Government was in fact cooperating with ASUU.
Early on, the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) had stated that it was awaiting the Federal Government’s answer to its demands.
After meeting with the Federal Government’s renegotiation team led by Prof. Nimi Briggs on Monday, ASUU President Emmanuel Osodeke revealed this.
The meeting was fair, according to the ASUU president.
He continued by saying that the union was anticipating a response from the government on the topics they had discussed with the committee.
Osodeke responded, “I don’t know if we are calling off the strike soon. I don’t know if we had a fair discussion with the Briggs committee.
We are awaiting the government’s final response.
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