ASUU strike: Senate To Intervene, Promises Solution

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The Nigerian Senate has said it will intervene in the current negotiations between the Federal Government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), to help find a lasting solution to the issues.

According to the senate president, Ahmed Lawan, the Senate will intervene and make concerted and sustained efforts to bring back ASUU and the Federal government to the negotiating table.

National Association of Nigerian Students(NANS) had led a delegation to the senate over the prolong strike.

The association led by its President, Mr Sunday Asefon, stated that the continued stay at home disrupted the students’ academic programme and urged the intervention by lawmakers in the dispute.

The senate president said:

So that we are able to resolve as quickly as possible those issues that are now very knotty and have stopped our Universities from reopening.

“That is now making our students walking the streets all over the country.

“But I want to appeal to you, too, since we are going to make effort to bring back everybody to the negotiating table, you should give us a chance to do that believing that we are going to find a solution.

“Because it is not only enough to bring them back to the negotiating table, but we will participate and I want to make sure that we find the solution when we start the negotiation again.

“Now that you have come here, we are going to make sure that everybody in this sector especially those in public sector who have responsibility and mandate performs their functions. We will make sure they do that.

“Because you have come, I think we also have some tonic enough in us. Time is of the essence and we must do whatever is necessary to get this issue resolved,” 

He also urged students not to disrupt political activities during the campaign seasons.

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