Reps set to intervene in ASUU strike

The House of Representatives resolved on Tuesday to intervene in the face-off between the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and the Federal Government. Reps set to intervene.

The House leadership will meet today with leaders of the university teachers as well as the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, and the Minister of Labour and Productivity, Chris Ngige.

The resolution followed a motion, titled: “Urgent Public Importance and the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) Strike”, by Dachung Bagos. Moving the motion, Bagos said: “The House notes that ASUU has, on March 9, 2020, after its National Executive Council (NEC) meeting held in Enugu, warned to go on a two-week strike.

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“Aware that schools have just resumed. Concerned that the strike, if allowed to take full effect, will cost a lot of students extra academic year. “Also concerned that the continued yearly strike by ASUU is becoming a national embarrassment to the country. “Worried that the continued strike has encouraged education tourism of Nigerians to other countries.”

The House of Representatives resolved on Tuesday to intervene in the face-off between the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and the Federal Government.

The House leadership will meet today with leaders of the university teachers as well as the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, and the Minister of Labour and Productivity, Chris Ngige. Reps set to intervene.

The resolution followed a motion, titled: “Urgent Public Importance and the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) Strike”, by Dachung Bagos. Moving the motion, Bagos said: “The House notes that ASUU has, on March 9, 2020, after its National Executive Council (NEC) meeting held in Enugu, warned to go on a two-week strike.

“Aware that schools have just resumed. Concerned that the strike, if allowed to take full effect, will cost a lot of students extra academic year. “Also concerned that the continued yearly strike by ASUU is becoming a national embarrassment to the country. “Worried that the continued strike has encouraged education tourism of Nigerians to other countries.”

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