ASUU: UTAS Can Be Ready In 3 Weeks
The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has declared that the University Transparency Accountability Solution (UTAS) can be gotten in 3 weeks assuming the Federal Government is serious and committed to it.
The Federal Government of Nigeria had told ASUU to transition to IPPIS (Integrated Payroll and Personal Information System) last week till the UTAS becomes ready.
ASUU President, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, has however stated that there was no need for the Transition to IPPIS during an interview and that the UTAS would soon be ready for use if the government is sincere.
What is left for UTAS to pass integrity test is what we have started with National Information Technology Development Agency; we have submitted documents to NITDA.
If government demonstrates sufficient goodwill and support, we can put the final stage behind us as a matter of weeks, maybe two to three weeks at most. It is the goodwill, commitment that we are now looking for.
Rather than focusing on that, government is insisting that there is a transition; transition for how many weeks, how many months? This last week, they still paid some of our members who are not on IPPIS. So, what platform did they use?
We have been telling them, use the platform you have been using to pay people; why the insistence on IPPIS? That is the reason we are saying there is a hidden agenda about IPPIS.
At the appropriate time, we will expose those who are behind it. We have submitted every document, except if they want to sit on the documents. If they don’t want to sit on the documents why are they saying we should go back to IPPIS
Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi
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