Oyogist.com has learnt that The federal government will consider “options” to stop the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) from continuing its industrial action.
Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, spoke on a Channels Television’s Politics Today on Friday.
“There are so many options left. We have the labour laws and I have options left to me in the labour laws. I have other channels,” he said.
“I’m inviting them (ASUU) next week, we are doing side meetings on our part. I’m collating responses from the Accountant General of the Federation’s Office and everybody who has something to do with this matter.”
Ngige expressed optimism that talks will be concluded next week.
Ngige confirmed that government had agreed to try out University Transparency Academic Solution (UTAS), the payment platform ASUU proposed when it turned down the Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System (IPPIS)