The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) says it is seeking swift completion of its ongoing renegotiations with the Federal Government to suspend the lingering industrial action.
The Zonal Coordinator, Ibadan Zone of ASUU, Professor Ade Adejumo stated this at a press conference in Ibadan this Wednesday.
ASUU embarked on the industrial action seven months ago which is premised on the union’s refusal to adopt the Federal Government’s Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS).
Adejumo, who was represented at the conference by the Chairperson, ASUU, University of Ilorin Chapter, Professor Moyo Ajao, said the union was forced to go on strike in March 2020 when the COVID-19 lockdown began.
He said this was done to give the government enough room to address lingering issues.
He added that ASUU is tired of having a circus show of talks but in the interest of the students and the Nigerians at large, the union still continues to hold meetings upon meetings.