ASUU TO ‘RESIST’ ATTEMPT TO SLOW DOWN INTEGRITY TEST ON PREFERRED PAYMENT PLATFORM

Written by on November 20, 2020

THE ACADEMIC STAFF UNION OF UNIVERSITIES (ASUU) HAVE VOWED TO RESIST ANY ATTEMPT BY THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO ELONGATE THE CONDUCT OF INTEGRITY TEST ON ITS PREFERRED PAYMENT PLATFORM, UNIVERSITY TRANSPARENCY AND ACCOUNTABILITY SOLUTION (UTAS).

THE MINISTER OF LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT, CHRIS NGIGE, HAD SAID ON TUESDAY THE INTEGRITY TEST BEING CONDUCTED ON UTAS BY THE NIGERIA INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT AGENCY (NITDA) LAST BETWEEN SIX AND EIGHT WEEKS.

IN HIS REACTION TO THE MINISTER’S CLAIM, THE PRESIDENT OF ASUU, PROF BIODUN OGUNYEMI, DESCRIBED AS UNFOUNDED THE ASSERTION THAT THE PROCESS WOULD TAKE BETWEEN SIX AND EIGHT WEEKS BEFORE IT IS COMPLETED.

OGUNYEMI, WHO FEATURED ON A TELEVISION PROGRAMME IN ABUJA, SAID THE INTEGRITY TEST COULD BE COMPLETED WITHIN ONE WEEK IF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IS SINCERE AND CONSCIENTIOUS ABOUT THE PROCESS.


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