The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) says its ongoing talks with the federal government on the 2009 agreement and other issues are progressing.
The union assures that the protracted negotiation is now at an advanced stage and would soon be over.
ASUU president, Professor Emmanuel Osodeke, gave an update on the negotiations in the ASUU strike update, transmitted to all its branches on Sunday.
According to Osodeke, his team had already held five meetings with the FG and two with the education minister, Mallam Adamu Adamu.
He explains that the union’s salary payment platform, the University Transparency and Accountability Solution (UTAS) and the SSANU’s university peculiar personnel and payroll had been tested for the third time.
The test, being conducted by the National Information Technology Development Agency is to be extended next week to the FG’s integrated personnel payment information system.
The lecturers in Nigeria’s public universities embarked on strike last February to press their demands for the implementation of two major agreements signed with the federal government.