The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU has called on the Federal Government to adopt the University Transparency and Accountability Solution, UTAS suggested by the union.

The ASUU President Biodun Ogunyemi who made the call in Abuja, noted that there was nowhere in the world where IPPIS is being implemented that universities are put under the civil service, then why should Nigeria be an exception.

It would be recalled that President Muhammadu Buhari had directed that university lecturers must enroll on the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System, IPPIS.

ASUU had rejected IPPIS, insisting that it violates university autonomy and proposed the UTAS as an alternative to government’s centralised payroll system of IPPIS.

According to Ogunyemi, the matter as far as the government side is concerned is still where they left it. He noted that there was nowhere in the world where IPPIS is being implemented that universities are put under the civil service, then why should Nigeria be an exception.