President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday has accepted the details of offer recommended by the house of representatives leadership for Academic staff union of universities, ASUU to suspend it’s nationwide strike, Speaker House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila has said
Unsatisfied by the lingering ASUU strike, Femi Gbajabiamila met with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Aso Rock Presidential Villa in Abuja on Tuesday to submits the report of the agreement reached with the striking lecturers.
During the meeting, he present some recommendations to Buhari as part of the lawmakers’ contributions to ending the industrial rift between the aggrieved varsity lecturers and the federal government.
While addressing Reporters after the meeting, the Speaker said the lawmakers are hopeful because the President had granted a good listening ear and accepted the details of the report.
Gbajabiamila disclosed that another meeting has been scheduled with the President for Thursday, the 6th of October.
He further noted that the House leadership came to the Villa after a series of engagements with ASUU and, having submitted the recommendations to the President, would be awaiting his final decision.
“After a series of engagements with ASUU, the leadership came up with recommendations to the President for approval. They came to discuss with the President, the recommendations,” Gbajabiamila said.
“The president had a good listening ear; he accepted the details of the report. We have another meeting on Thursday to take a final decision after he has digested the report.
“We are done with our meeting with ASUU. We are hopeful because we had a good engagement and he accepted the report and we clarified a few grey areas.”
ASUU had been on strike since February 14 to press home the demand for improved funding for universities, a review of salaries for lecturers, replacement of UTAS with IPPIS among other issues.