Femi Gbajabiamila, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, and other House leaders will meet with President Muhammadu Buhari to discuss resolving the continuing dispute between the federal government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).
NewsReport that following a 4-hour meeting on Tuesday with the ASUU leadership, led by its president, Prof. Emmanuel Osodeke, and Ministry of Education officials, led by Minister of State for Education, Goodluck Opiah, Gbajabiamila addressed the media and stated that the House leadership would present the agreement reached with the striking workers after his return from the 77th session of the United National General Assembly (UNGA) in New York.
Gbajabiamila noted that the meeting made “good progress and covered good ground” with some resolutions.
The Speaker also revealed that the leadership of the House is inviting to a clarification meeting, the Accountant General of the Federation, Auditor General of the Federation, Director General of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), and the Chairman of the National Salaries Income and Wages Commission on Thursday.
According to him, the issue of the deployment of the payment platform Universities Transparency and Accountability Solution (UTAS) as against the current Integrated Payroll and Personal Information System (IPPIS) calls for clarity before it could be tabled, Mr. President.
The speaker said that as an independent arm of government, the meeting with the leadership of ASUU was meant to find a solution to the lingering labour dispute and the seven areas of their demands with the hope of resolving them for the striking lecturers to return to school.