The federal government will considering other alternative to put an end to the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) from lingering of its Nationwide strick.

Chris Ngige, the Minister of Labour and Employment, disclosed this on a Channels Television’s Politics on friday.

His statement read, “There are so many options left. We have the labour laws and I have options left to me in the labour laws. I have other channels."

Minister of Labour and Employment, emphasized that the union was not considering the challenges their needs would bring.

Ngige stated that even if the nation go to war, they eventually settle it at the negotiation table.

He added, “I’m inviting them (ASUU) next week, we are doing side meetings on our part. I’m collating responses from the Accountant General of the Federation’s Office and everybody who has something to do with this matter.”

On the resumption of students, the Minister said he was optimistic that it would be resolved very soon.

Ngige show optimism that there will be final discussion next week.

Minister of Labour and Employment confirmed that government had concur to use University Transparency Academic Solution (UTAS), the payment platform ASUU proposed instead of Integrated Payroll and personnel Information System (IPPIS).

The former Anambra State Governor said National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) had completed the first phase of UTAS assessment.

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