The Federal Government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) appeared on Friday to be moving closer to an agreement after government decided to exempt the union from the controversial Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS).
The university lecturers are expected to develop their own payment platform, the University Transparency and Accountability Solution (UTAS), which will replace IPPIS.
Government also agreed to ASUU’s demand to pay their members’ salary arrears from February to June through the old salary payment platform – the Government Integrated Financial and Management Information System.
ASUU president, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, said that the union had received the latest proposals by the federal government and that it would go and consult with its organs before taking a position.
Ogunyemi said ASUU required Friday a week to meet with its organs before reverting to government.
The meeting was therefore adjourned till next week, Friday.