The leadership of the House of Representatives is to meet with the federal government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), on Tuesday, with a view to ending the 6-month nationwide strike.
The proposed meeting was initiated by the speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila.
Expected at the meeting are the ministers of finance, budget and national planning, Dr Zainab Ahmed and that of of education, Adamu Adamu.
This is contained in a letter titled ‘Invitation to a stakeholder meeting on the ongoing strike action by ASUU” dated 15th September 2022 signed by the clerk of the House, Dr Yahaya Danzaria, and made available to newsmen.
According to the letter, the meeting was aimed at finding a lasting solution to the lingering strike embarked upon by the Academic Staff Union of Universities.
“The house is more worried about the negative consequences of the strike on the future and quality of education of our teeming youths who have been kept at home for the past six months despite the intervention of the house and several well-meaning Nigerians overtime to see that the matter was resolved.
“In the light of the foregoing, the house hereby requests for another opportunity to come together with stakeholders and leadership of ASUU to seek an amicable resolution without prejudice to the fact that the matter is already in the Industrial Court.”
The letter added that the speaker is also urging all the parties to further submit a written presentation of ASUU’s perspective on this matter to the house before the meeting day.