Reps to meet ASUU, stakeholders over lingering strike


ASUU Strike

By Femi Ogunshola

Members of the House of Representatives are to meet with the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and other stakeholders to resolve the lingering strike embarked upon by the union.

This is contained in a statement issued by Mr Yahaya Danzaria, the Clerk of the House of Representatives, on Monday in Abuja.

The meeting is scheduled to take place on Tuesday at the National Assembly, in the House of Representatives wing.

According to him, the House of Representatives is deeply concerned about the renewed strike, which seems to have defied all efforts made to find a solution.

Danzaria added that the House was concerned that there had been no agreements reached between the Federal Government and the striking university lecturers.

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He said that the House was more worried about the negative consequences of the strike on the quality of education and the future of the teeming youths.

Furthermore, he noted that youths had been kept at home for the past six months despite the intervention of the House and several well-meaning Nigerians who worked overtime to see that the matter was resolved.

“In light of the foregoing, the House hereby requests another opportunity to come together with stakeholders and leadership of ASUU to seek an amicable resolution.”

He said that this was without prejudice to the fact that the matter was already in the Industrial Court.


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