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Setback Hits ASUU’s Resumption As FG Makes U-Turn, Kicks Against Their Condition For Ending Strike

ASUU, The Academic Staff Union of Universities is in confusion as the Federal Government interpreted the requirement set by them before they could call off the strike as an unreasonable requirement.

Remember that ASUU announced that they would call off the strike action when their UTAS, University Transparency and Accountability Solution has been approved by the integrity test of the federal government.

Talking during a meeting with Punch, the president and national leader of the association, Professor Ogunyemi Abiodun, gave an assurance on the period that all lecturers will get back to work.

ASUU was determined to end the strike and authorize lecturers to get back to work on the 21st of October, after reaching a direct agreement with the federal government's representatives.

But Ogunyemi announced that the UTAS, which is a payment network designed by ASUU to replace that contentious IPPIS is still ongoing and has not gone through the integrity test of the federal government.

Responding to ASUU’s position, Ben Goong, the spokesman for the Ministry of Education, explained that ASUU’s request is outrageous, because university lecturers can't decide how they ought to be paid by the federal government.

“I can't say maybe you understand how many organizations, groups, and institutes that are collecting salaries from the account of the federal government. 

So, if all of them should come up with their payment platform, just imagine how different payment platforms that the government will have to handle.”

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