President Buhari led-Government has castigated the continuous civil turbulence by youths all over Nigeria on the industrial strike make sail by the Academic Staff Union of University (ASUU) in the country.

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Sen. Chris Ngige, said this in a saught meeting between the Federal Government and ASUU on Thursday in Abuja.

Sen. Chris Ngige said, “for the past one week, we have all been on our toes, we’ve been meeting, and we pray that this meeting will yield good fruits.

“We don’t take pleasure in the fact that the children who are supposed to be in school are being recruited into the EndSARS, #EndStrike, #EndSWAT campaign.

“As much as possible, we’ll try to see how we can meet ourselves halfway so that we can resolve this crisis to the benefits of all and the country at large.”

The Minister of Labour and Employment stated that the Federal Government has began the procedure of testing the University Transparency Accountability Solution (UTAS) platform, established by ASUU.

Sen. Chris Ngige noted that ASUU members have called that the structure will help the quality of the university systems and that the structure will enfold three stages of the test to be concluded within the speculated time the union gave the government.

According to Ngige, “We have the preliminary report, and the test run on the UTAS, and we believe that with that, we will be able to get it right.

“Let me make it clear to members of the press. We never said UTAS would replace the Integrated Personnel Information System (IPPIS) as some of you are reporting.

“No! The UTAS developed by them is for the University systems, and they feel that it captures the peculiarities that are configured to accommodate all the University systems, especially as it affects the Professors and other teaching staff and even the Non-Academic Staff.

“We, as a government, feel we are going to put it up for tests – three stages of the test. We’ve done the first stage of the test, which is within the timeline of six months that ASUU promised.

“We are going to do another integrity test, Alpha test, Beta test and the one they call roll-over and other whatever test. It’s the technologists that know all those tests. But this is the round we are going on now".

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