Concerning the on going ASUU strike, the federal government are considering many options to put the industrial action to a halt.
During a session with Channels Television, Chris Ngige, who is the Minister of Labour and Employment spoke about the plans to end the ASUU strike.
Ngige disclosed that he has options left to him in the labour laws and he has other channels. He complained that the union was not considering the challenges their demands would cause.
The minister noted that even if counties go to war, they eventually meet at the negotiation table.
“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.”
On the return of students to classes, Ngige said he was hopeful that it would not take long.
He was was very optimistic that talk will be concluded next as he confirmed that government had agreed to try the University Transparency Academic Solution (UTAS), which is the payment platform the ASUU proposed when it refused the Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System (IPPIS).
The former Governor of Anambra state said the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) had completed that first phase of UTAS assessment.