Federal Government Resumes Negotiation With ASUU

The Federal Government on Tuesday resumed negotiations with the Academic Staff Union of Universities.

Tuesday’s meeting is the second of its kind since the academics declared a one-month warning strike three weeks ago.

The academics are seeking improved welfare, revitalisation of public universities and university autonomy among other demands.

ASUU representatives at Tuesday’s meeting said they were no longer interested in signing a memorandum of understanding.

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They demanded action on past agreements.

Meanwhile, the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, expressed optimism that the impasse will be resolved.

Both parties disagreed on who is delaying the evaluation process for the University Transparency Accountability Solution (UTAS), ASUU’s preferred payroll system.

While the Minister said the union is delaying the process of finalizing with the  National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) on areas where harmonization is needed, the academics insisted that NITDA was unprepared for them.

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Disagreement over a payroll system is one critical factor that the academics have listed for embarking on the latest strike. is a well known reputable News and Media Website focusing on delivering uniquely published News, Educational and Entertaining Contents to all users around the Globe. Our main aim is to let internet users of young and old age be aware of what is happening currently online. This website is established under the administration of Goldentech Digital Media(a business named registered under Corporate Affairs Commission of Nigeria). Be sure you don’t miss any updates on Notjustloaded as we keep serving you quick updates.

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