The Federal Government and the Academy Staff Union of University, ASUU have reached an interim pact to integrate the University Transparency and Accountability Solution, UTAS into the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System, IPPIS.

The IPPIS is the government’s accountability software that has been made compulsory for all public institutions, mainly for personnel payroll.

The Union is opposed to the use of IPPIS for lecturers saying it does not consider some of the peculiar operations of universities. The lecturers’ union then developed its own UTAS which it wants the government to adopt for universities.

Minister of Labour and Productivity, Chris Ngige, announced the pact after a four-hour meeting between both parties. He said the two parties will reconvene on Monday after the ASUU delegation deliberates with its National Executive Council, NEC.

On his part, ASUU, National President Biodun Ogunyemi, said the NEC of the union will review the conditions for the integration of UTAS into IPPIS .