University Transparency and Accountability Solution being proposed by the tutorial Staff Union of Universities would take between six and eight months to be completed.
ASUU is currently on strike in protest against the Federal Government’s Integrated Payroll and Personnel data system .

In its stead, the union proposed UTAS as an alternate .

Speaking with State House correspondents after a gathering he had with the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, Ngige said the Nigeria Information Technology Development Agency was conducting the integrity test on the software.

The minister however said while the software was available, there was no hardware to back it up.

He claimed that if the software passed the integrity test being conducted by NITDA, the university teachers don't have the needed fund to acquire the required hardware for its implementation.

He explained that the federal didn't make provision for the procurement of the UTAS hardware within the budget.

He said the choice to send the UTAS software to NITDA for integrity test was supported the very fact that the federal won't want to discourage anybody or group from providing homegrown solutions to issues.

He explained further, “The UTAS, that's the University Transparent System which they brought, isn't yet ready.

“It isn't fully ready, it's undergoing an integrity test for the software. i'm not a scientist , but you want to also know that you simply must test the hardware and therefore the integrity test for the software.

“As we speak, ASUU has no hardware and UTAS doesn't have hardware backing.

“I am expecting the NITDA’s full report but the preliminary report they gave me, the software integrity test will take them about six to eight weeks and thereafter, we attend the hardware.

“But the large issue is, who will provide the hardware?

“ASUU doesn't have the finances to try to to so. Has the govt budgeted for it now as we speak? So, that one may be a major problem. But we don’t need to dissuade anybody, we don’t need to tell anybody to not keep it up , we like local content development, we'd like our things to be home grown. So, we are really encouraging them.”