One hundred and eighty-three days after members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities embarked on strike action, their leaders are set to meet with the delegation of the Federal Government again.
The national president of the union, Emmanuel Osodeke, on Monday, August 15, announced that ASUU will be meeting with the FG to address issues relating to the ongoing strike today, Tuesday, August 16.
The national president of ASUU has announced the union’s commitment to ending the strike once FG fulfils its end of their agreement.
Speaking on Channels Television’s Politics Today, Osodeke said contrary to reports and claims in various quarters, the union is willing to call off the strike once the FG meets up its demand at the meeting slated to take place today.
According to him, ASUU has reached an agreement with the government to adopt the University Transparency Accountability Solution (UTAS) as the payment platform for lecturers.
His words: “If we go into that meeting tomorrow and the government says, what you have bargained for, we are willing to sign, the strike will be called off.
”ASUU describes IPPIS as fraudulent The Punch reports that Osodeke had earlier condemned the fraudulent activities of the Nigerian government towards the union members.
Citing the rejection of the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS) by the union, Osodeke warned that the IPPIS is government orchestrated fraud. He added:
“We have been shouting all along that IPPIS is a fraud, we have told them that for 16 years they siphoned our money with IPPIS, they punished our members because of it.”