The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU has threatened to embark on another strike action following Federal Government’s failure to implement an agreement signed with the union.
ASUU President Emmanuel Osodeke who made the Union’s position known stated that the Federal Government no longer picked its calls.
It would be recalled that in March 2020, ASUU embarked on industrial action over its discrepancy with the government on funding of the universities and discrepancies around the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System, IPPIS and others.
However, the Union developed the University Transparency and Accountability Solution UTAS to replace IPPIS and had several meetings with the Ministries of Finance, Education, Labour and Employment, and the Office of the Accountant General of the Federation before it was approved but yet to be implemented.
Also, ASUU and the Federal Government signed an agreement aimed at resolving some of the demands of the Union, a development that led to the suspension of the strike on December 24, 2020.