The alternative payment platform provided by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) would take between six and eight weeks to pass the software integrity test of the Nigeria Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA).
ASUU provided the University Transparency and Accountability Solution (UTAS) as an alternative to the Federal Government’s recommended Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System that the union rejected.
Speaking with State House correspondents on Tuesday, Ngige, who revealed that the NITDA was conducting the integrity test on UTAS, said that there was no hardware to backup the software currently being used for the test.
He wondered who will provide the needed fund to procure the necessary hardware for the implementation of the UTAS because the Federal Government did not make provision for such purchase in the budget
Nigige added that the FG sent the UTAS software to NITDA for integrity test to encourage home grown solutions to issues.
He explained that the UTAS is not ready and would take an average of six to eight weeks before the software integrity test will be concluded.