The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) speaks on its progress in putting an end to the ongoing strike after making some arrangements with the federal government.
During the National Executive Council meeting at the union’s headquarters at the University of Abuja on Monday morning, Ben Goong, the spokesperson for the Federal Ministry of Education stated in an interview with The PUNCH that the government had taken all possible steps to end the strike.
The strike that commenced on Monday, February 14, 2022, is said to still continue as FG meets a significant amount of the demand.
“As regards the next steps, the government has already inaugurated a committee to harmonize the IPPIS, UTAS, and UP3. This will ensure that the government will pay with only one payment platform that will harmonize all the technical peculiarities.
“If you bring some demands and almost 80% have been attended to, there is no need to drag the strike anymore.
“It is unreasonable for the strike to be lingering seeing as the government has worked towards fulfilling most of the demands,” he stated.