The Federal Government along with the leaders of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, met on Friday in Abuja to discuss the ongoing strike action by various institution across the country.
The meeting which started a few minutes to 12 pm, was presided over by the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige.
The parley is expected to address various pending issues, including the contentious payment platform preferred by the union.
Recall that, ASUU had opposed the Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System used in settling workers salaries by the FG and instead, developed the University Transparency and Accountability Solution which is currently undergoing test-run by the National Information Technology Development Agency.
The Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Universities and the Non-Academic Staff Union had also proposed the University General and Peculiar Personnel and Payroll System in place of the IPPIS.
The Ministry of Labour and Employment spokesman, Charles Akpan, had disclosed in a text message on Wednesday that the dialogue with the ASUU leaders would hold at the minister’s conference hall.