The Academic Staff Union of University, (ASUU) has approached the National Information Technology Development Agency, NITDA to further advance discussion on the University Transparency and Accountability Solution (UTAS), a software application designed by the Union for payment of staff salaries and other emolument.

The visit was to make presentation on UTAS and demonstrate the working of the payment platform to NITDA, the nation’s IT Regulator saddles with the responsibility of certifying such software for the use of the country.

A member of the Union, who made the presentation to NITDA explained the working of the payment platform and other benefits of the application.

He said the platform would ensure accountability and transparency in the payment of universities’ staff salary and other emolument.

He said the platform is also designed with cognisance of the peculiarity of the university system with the objectives of future upgrade.

The Director of Information Technology Infrastructure Solutions, NITDA, Dr Usman Gambo Abdullahi, who led the team of the Agency’s technical experts in software informed the ASUU representatives that the Agency will subject the software to further testing for quality assurance and other criteria such applications need to meet and forward the outcome of its investigation to appropriate quarters.

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