ASUU Strike To End Soon As Lecturers Reach Agreement With Reps Awaits Buhari Approval.

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The House of Reps leadership has stated that it will meet with President Muhammadu Buhari to discuss the Academic Staff Union of Universities strike (ASUU).

Speaker of the House of Reps. Femi Gbajabiamila stated this on Tuesday following a five-hour closed-door meeting with ASUU leadership and Minister of State for Education Goodluck Opiah at the National Assembly.

The legislators will meet with the president when he returns to Nigeria, though no date has been scheduled.

Buhari is now in New York, attending the United Nations General Assembly’s 77th session (UNGA).

Meanwhile, the legislators have summoned the federation’s accountant-general, the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), the federation’s auditor-general, and the National Salaries, Incomes, and Wages Commission (NSIWC) to “finalize” the meeting with ASUU.

On Thursday, the invited government officials will appear before the House leadership. Gbajabiamila stated following the meeting on Tuesday that certain settlements had been made with ASUU.

In his remarks, ASUU president Emmanuel Osodeke stated that the resolutions achieved with lawmakers will be addressed with union members.

“The issue (strike) will be handled in the very near future,” he stated.

ASUU went on strike in February, effectively suspending academic operations in public institutions for more than seven months.

The federal government had also just filed a lawsuit against the union in the national labor court in connection with the ongoing strike.

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