ASUU Promotes UTAS To End Strike


The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) says adopting the University Transparency and Accountability Solution (UTAS) will actively aid the resolution of crisis within Nigerian university system.

Kano Zonal Coordinator of ASUU, Mahmud Lawan made the call in a statement issued in Kano on Thursday, at the end of its meeting held at the Federal University, Dutse.

The Federal Government had directed university lecturers to enroll on the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS), a directive rejected by ASUU.

However, in rejecting the IPPIS, ASUU is insisting that it violates the university autonomy, and is proposing UTAS as a viable alternative.

‎Lawan said the Union is dismayed over non payment of salaries to its members in the by the government, saying; “We urge the Federal Government to immediately release the salaries of our members and stop playing politics with the ongoing six month old industrial action.‎”

‎”The misinformation regarding payment of salaries by government officials is disheartening and laden with mischief to discredit the noble course of ASUU and its members,”‎ Lawan said in the statement.

The statement urged the Federal Government to investigate the matter, noting that payment of salaries to its members were suspended in the past three months.

It therefore called for the provision of revitalisation fund, completion of renegotiation exercise and adoption of UTAS, to end the strike.‎ – NAN

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