The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has appeared set to suspend its about 183 days strike soon following the resolution of issues around the Integrated Payroll and Personal Information System (IPPIS), and the University Transparency and Accountability Solution (UTAS), with the Federal Government.
Adoption of UTAS instead of IPPIS as a payment platform for the Universities is one of the contending issues that has led to the lingering industrial action by the public universities’ lecturers in the country.
ASUU President, Professor Emmanuel Osodeke, gave hint about the possible suspension of the strike on Monday during an interview with Channels Television.
The leadership of the Union are also expected to meet with the Minister of Education on Tuesday in a make or mar meeting to further look at some of the grey areas.
Tribune Online gathered that ASUU executive members have been in a marathon meeting ahead of the meeting with the Minister scheduled to hold at the Ministry of Education, Federal Secretariat, Abuja.
Recall that ASUU has been on strike since February 14 over the failure of the Federal Government to implement the agreement reached with the Union.
Speaking on Monday, the ASUU President said the Federal Government invited the union for a meeting on Tuesday, saying the Union would suspend the strike if the Federal Government agrees to its demands at today’s meeting.
“We have not had any serious communication though they have invited us for a meeting on one issue, tomorrow (referring to Tuesday), which is the issue of renegotiation,” he said.