The Senate has held a meeting with the Academic staff union of Universities, ASUU on the enrolment of its members in the disputed integrated payroll and personnel information system, IPPIS.
The meeting was to discuss issues relating to non-implementation of agreements reached between ASUU and the Federal Government in 2009.
The ASUU’s meeting with the Senate was a follow up of the earlier meeting held in October last year.
President of ASSU, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, said the union had promised Nigerians that it would develop an alternative platform to IPPIS for its members. At the meeting held to showcase the innovation and platform developed to the of Senate, he said it was also designed to discuss issues relating on non- implementation of its various agreements earlier reach with the Federal Government.
ASUU insisted that it would not be cowed by the Federal Governments threats on their home grown template tagged: University Transparency and Accountability Solution (UTAS)
Leadership of ASUU had presented UTAS to the Federal Government five years ago for which government agreed to partner with the union only to recant at the last minute. However, Ogunyemi insisted ASUU would not shift grounds on UTAS.