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Minister of Labour Blames ASUU Strike for the #EndSARS Protest

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige has attributed the massive turn out of the #Endsars protest across the country to the prolonged strike action of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).

The minister stated this at the ongoing reconciliatory meeting between representatives of ASUU and government, that held on Thursday, October 15.

The minister at the meeting maintained that, the Federal government is not trying to replace the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS), with the University Transparency Account System (UTAS), and was hoping that the meeting will yield some good fruits to put an end as the continuous strike action, which is boosting the ongoing nationwide protests of #EndSARS.

The Minister also noted that the government has commenced the process of testing UTAS which ASUU members claim has the features of university systems. He stated that all the three stages of test will be concluded within the time frame the union gave the government.

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