FG insists ASUU’s Strike: UTAS failed integrity test
The Federal Government on Wednesday said that it was still waiting for the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, to upgrade and return to it the Universities Transparency Accountability Solution, UTAS, which was said to have failed the integrity test.
The Director-General of the National Information Technology Development Agency, NITDA, Kashifu Inuwa disclosed this while fielding questions from State House correspondents at the end of the Federal Executive Council, FEC, meeting presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at the Council Chambers, Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Recall that ASUU commenced one-month warning strike on February 14 over a face-off with the Federal Government which included the non-acceptance of UTAS as the payment platform to replace the Integrated Personnel and Payment Information System, IPPIS.
The Federal Government has insisted that UTAS has failed the necessary tests that should qualify it to be used as a payment platform, but ASUU on its own had accused the government of not being ready to accept its alternative platform to IPPIS.