The Academic Staff Union of Universities has accused the Federal Government of frustrating efforts to resolve issues that led to the ongoing strike action embarked upon by the lecturers .
The National President , Prof Biodun Ogunyemi, said this on Politics Today , a programme aired on Channels Television and monitored by our correspondent .
He explained that the Federal Government has refused to take the necessary steps in addressing the strike action.
According to him , the delay in adopting ASUU ’ s preferred platform , the University Transparency and Accountability Solution, is one of the major reasons why the strike has not been suspended .
He said , “ The strike is still on as a result of the FG not taking the necessary steps . We gave them two weeks to address our five points demands .
“ We engaged the government but they were not forthcoming . They had a whole year to address those issues . They gave us positions that were not acceptable to our members .
“ During our first meeting, we thought they were almost resolving the issues .
“ What compounded the problem is the issue of IPPIS . We have said that it is a distraction . There is no university in the world that IPPIS is being used .