ASUU Strike: Buhari meets Gbajabiamila, pledges to look into Reps’ recommendations

ASUU Strike: Buhari meets Gbajabiamila, pledges to look into Reps’ recommendations

By Ismaila Chafe, Abuja.

 

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday in Abuja met behind closed-doors with the leadership of the House of Representatives over the ongoing strike by the Academic staff union of universities (ASUU).

 

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, led officials of the House to the meeting.

 

Speaking to journalists at the end of the meeting, Gbajabiamila described the engagement with the president as very fruitful.

 

He said that the president had pledged to look into the recommendations of the House of Representatives, aimed at resolving the ongoing strike, embarked upon by university lecturers over eight months ago.

 

“Mr President, as usual, has a very good listening ears. He took the report of the House, he accepted it; we discussed it at length – the details of the report. He wanted to go through it himself.

 

“We have another meeting on Thursday between our good selves and Mr President for his final decision,” he said.

 

The speaker stated that the recommendations submitted to the president were the outcomes of series of meetings with stakeholders in the nation’s education sector.

 

Gbajabiamila reiterated that the president had agreed to go through the report and asked for some days to digest it, after which he would make a final decision on it by Thursday.

 

He assured Nigerians that the ongoing strike by the lecturers would soon be over, as both parties (ASUU and the Federal Government) had agreed to shift ground, for the general good of the country.

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