The Academic Staff Union of Universities has taken to social media to reveal that they are done with their negotiations with the federal government, and will have to wait for the federal government to summon them for contract signing.
The refusal of the federal government to honour the 2009 agreement and sign its new payment mechanism has been the major cause of the prolonged strike.
According to the union, they are very much ready to call off the strike if the government can agree with their payment mechanism, known as the University Transparency Accountability Solution (UTAS). The union added that the issue of the UTAS is the only thing delaying the strike from being called off. The UTAS has been tested and agreed upon, but the agreement must be signed so as to avoid future problems.
Speaking through their official Twitter handle, ASUU said, “The negotiations are over.” We will be there the next day if the government summons us right away to come and sign the contract. ”