The Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, has revealed that the federal government will access other means of stopping the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) from continuing its strike.
Ngige echoed this in an interview on Channels TV’s Politics Today on Friday.
He was quoted as saying: “There are so many options left. We have the labour laws and I have options left to me in the labour laws. I have other channels.
“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.”
Ngige in his words also stated that government had agreed to try out University Transparency Academic Solution (UTAS), the payment platform ASUU proposed when it turned down the Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System (IPPIS).