Reps submit recommendations on ending ASUU strike to Buhari


The House of Representatives, has submitted recommendations to President Muhammadu Buhari on ending the strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).
Speaker of the house, Femi Gbajabiamila, disclosed this to journalists when he led a delegation of lawmakers to the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Tuesday.
According to him, the recommendations were reached after several engagements with members of ASUU.
He said the President has accepted the recommendations, but there is yet to be a final decision on the matter.
Gbajabiamila added that another meeting with the President has been scheduled for Thursday.
He said, “After a series of engagements with ASUU, the leadership came up with recommendations to the president for approval.
“They came to discuss with the president on the recommendations. The president had a good listening ear. He accepted the details of the report.
“We have another meeting on Thursday to take a final decision after he has digested the report.
“We are done with our meeting with ASUU. We are hopeful because we had a good engagement and he accepted the report and we clarified a few grey areas.”
The university lecturers had been on strike for over seven months over demands for improved funding for universities, salary review, among other matters.
Meanwhile, the Minister of Labour, Chris Ngige, has presented a certificate of registration to a break away faction of ASUU, Congress of Nigerian University Academics (CONUA).
Ngige also presented a certificate of registration to the National Association of Medical and Dental Academics (NAMDA).


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