The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) extends its warning strike by eight weeks following their recent meeting on the fate of University students.

This comes after the union revealed that its proposed payment platform to Federal Government was deemed unfit and lacked integrity.

“The Federal Govt says the payment platform, UTAS, which was proposed by ASUU has failed the integrity test and cannot be adopted.

ASUU has been putting pressure for its own platform, the Universities Transparency Accountability Solution (UTAS) to be approved for paying lecturers instead of the old method which is the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS).

It is one of the reasons why the Union embarked on strike. A second test on UTAS is to be carried out this month,” the union revealed on Twitter some days ago.

The union had taken to their page to threaten an indefinite strike before reaching the agreement of an eight weeks extension.

“ASUU Executives will be meeting this evening for declaration of a possible total, indefinite and ‘suffocating’ strike,” it wrote.

The conclusion of the meeting had over the weekend by the ASUU’s National Executive Council, NEC, concluded that the strike is extended by eight weeks.