ASUU strike boosting #EndSARS – FG
The Federal Government says the ongoing strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities is giving a boost to the #EndSARS nationwide protests.
The Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, said this in Abuja yesterday at the reconciliatory meeting with representatives of ASUU.
He also said that contrary to media reports, the government was not considering replacing the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System with the University Transparency Account System.
Ngige said: "For the past one week, we’ve all been on our toes, we’ve been meeting and we pray that this meeting will yield some good fruits. We don't take very great pleasure to the fact that the children who are supposed to be in school are being recruited into the #EndSARS, #EndStrike, #EndSWAT and all the kind of situations.
Ngige clarified: "We never said UTAS will replace IPPIS as some of you’re reporting, No! The UTAS developed by them is for the university systems and they feel that it captures the peculiarities configured to accommodate all the peculiarities of the university systems, especially as it affects the professors and other teaching staff, and even the NonAcademic Staff. That is the situation.
ASUU President Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, who led the union's delegation to the meeting, said the union would not do anything that would jeopardize the rights of its members, students and the country as whole.