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ASUU strike: No plans to introduce new salary payment platforms – FG

The Federal Government, in response to the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), says it has no plans to introduce a different salary payment platform for the trade unions in tertiary institutions, insisting it won’t pay salaries through the recommended University Transparency and Accountability Solution (UTAS).

This was disclosed on Wednesday evening by the Minister of Labour, Chris Ngige in a press briefing after the Federal Executive Council meeting.

The meeting was presided by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Council Chamber of the State House, Abuja.

Ngige dismissed reports that the FG was concluding plans to introduce different salary payment platforms for the trade unions in tertiary institutions.

Ngige said, “No employee or worker can dictate to his employer how he or she will be paid.’’

He added that efforts were on towards resolving the ongoing faceoff between the government and ASUU as well as other university-based unions over payment platforms.

“Contrary to insinuations that the government was not engaging with ASUU, there had been series of meetings between all parties with the next one coming up on Thursday,” he added;

 

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