ASUU strike :Reps Meets striking lecturers
Written by Olarotimi Oshin on September 30, 2022
The House of Representatives led by Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila met with members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities on Thursday.
The meeting was geared towards ending the union’s seven-month-long strike.
Also in attendance were the Minister of Labour, Head of Service and the Director-General of the Budget Office, among others.One bone of contention for the academics is the non-payment of university revitalisation funds, which amounts to about N1.1 trillion.
But the Federal Government has said it doesn’t have the money to pay such an amount, citing low oil prices during the Muhammadu Buhari administration.
Speaker Gbajabiamila however said that the report of the meeting will be ready in days for onward transmission to President Muhammadu Buhari. The leadership of the House of Representatives will seek an audience with President Muhammadu Buhari on the resolution of the ongoing face-off between the Federal Government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) with the outcome of its interactions with stakeholders in the dispute, Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila said on Thursday.
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