The Federal Government has expressed hope that the ongoing strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, would soon be called off.
Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, disclosed this during a chat with State House Correspondents at the end of the weekly Federal Executive Council, FEC, on Wednesday.
Ngige said efforts were underway to resolve the ongoing dispute largely caused by payment platforms.
He, however, said the Federal Government has no plans to establish an alternative payment system for universities.
The minister said the “Federal Government was indeed engaging with ASUU, despite notions that it has been snubbing the union.”
ASUU has been on strike for four months now.
The body which started the industrial action on February 14, 2022, had insisted on the use of its own payment platform, University Transparency and Accountability Solution.
But, the Federal Government had insisted on ASUU using Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System, IPPIS.