The Senate has stepped in the ongoing disagreement between the Federal Government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) over the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS).
President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan who spoke with delegations of the academic union led by its President, Professor Biodun Ogunyemi on Monday in Abuja, noted that the meeting was to enable the National Assembly to intervene in the issue and put an end to the ongoing strike.
According to the Senate, it was disturbing and worrisome that the federal government will sign agreements it knows are difficult and sometimes impossible to implement.
Senator Lawan who pleaded with both the government and ASUU to find a common ground in the interest of the students further urged the union members to be prepared to meet the government halfway and end the strike so that students can go back to class.
He further restated that the situation was not healthy for the country’s tertiary institutions and told ASUU that it cannot get everything it is demanding from the government because some of the signed agreements of previous years have already been taken over by events.