President Muhammadu Buhari is presently in a closed door meeting the leadership of the Academic Staff Union of Universities in Aso Rock Abuja.
The high point on the agenda of the meeting is believed to be the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information (IPPIS), which the academic union was against.
The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu and his Finance counterpart, Zainab Ahmed are also part of the dignitaries in the meeting.
The federal government has made several efforts to make ASUU members see reasons why they should embrace IPPIS.
The leadership of the union is however insistent on staying off it.
The union had alternatively developed a solution called University Transparency and Accountability Solution (UTAS), which it claims is equivalent to IPPIS, but the federal government is insisting on IPPIS.
Recall that the Federal Government had directed all federal government workers to enrol on IPPIS, including members of the university community.
The members of ASUU had kicked against the directive describing it as enslavement.
We will give you the outcome of the meeting as the details unfold.
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More to come.