Reps to meet ASUU, stakeholders for solution
The House of Representatives is to meet with the Academic Staff Union of University and other stakeholders to find a lasting solution to 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.
He said the meeting would take place on Tuesday at the National Assembly, the House of Representatives wing.
Danzaria said the meeting with ASUU and other critical stakeholders was geared towards finding a lasting solution to the lingering strike embarked upon by ASUU
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.
He added that the House was concerned there had been no agreement reached between the Federal Government and the striking University lecturers
The clerk noted that the House was more worried about the negative consequences of the strike on the future and quality of education of the teeming youths.
He lamented that the youth had been kept at home for the past six months despite the intervention of the House and several well-meaning Nigerians over time to see that the matter was resolved.
“In the 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.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that ASUU, among other unions in the education sector, began an ongoing strike on February 14, after the federal government failed to meet some of its demands including, the release of revitalisation funds for universities, renegotiation of the 2009 FGN/ASUU agreement, release of earned allowances for university lecturers, and deployment of the University Transparency and Accountability Solution. (NAN).