Strike: Reps to meet Adamu, ASUU, others on Tuesday

The Leadership of the House of Representatives is to meet with the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu; the leadership of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and others over the union’s lingering strike.

This is after last year when the Speaker of the house, Mr Gbajabiamila brokered a deal between the federal government and ASUU, which guaranteed N22.17 billion earned allowances and N30 billion revitalisation fund.

ASUU has been on strike since 14 February.

Gbajabiamila, in a letter via the Clerk of the House, Yahaya Danzaria, directed Mr Adamu to invite all concerned parties to a meeting with the leadership on Tuesday.

In the letter dated 15 September, Mr Gbajabiamila expressed concerns about the lingering strike and lack of way forward in ending that strike that has lasted seven months.

He noted that the leadership of the House is concerned about the “negative consequences of the strike on the future and quality of education of our teeming youths, who have been kept at home for the past six months despite the intervention of the House and several well-meaning Nigerians overtime to see that the matter was resolved.”

The meeting is scheduled for 3 p.m. at the Speakers Conference Room at the National Assembly Complex in Abuja.

The Speaker asked Mr Adamu to submit a written presentation of ASUU’s perspective on this matter to the House before the meeting day.

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