ASUU STRIKE | Senate to intervene in FG/Union Face-Off

The senate on Tuesday mandated the speaker, Bukola Saraki to intervene in the impending face-off between the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and the federal government.

It will be recalled that ASUU on Monday, announced that it would embark on a one-week warning strike starting Wednesday, over failure by the Federal Government to implement the 2009 Agreement and 2013 MoU.

Senator Jibrin Barau who raised a point of order at the National Assembly on the impending strike action, which ASUU has warned to embark on, led a motion on the urgent matter of national importance regarding the impending ASUU Strike.

According to him, the smooth operations of Nigerian Universities and Staff Welfare is very important.

Senator Danjuma Goje who also supported the motion, charged the Senate to rise to the occasion and avoid the impending industrial strike action of ASUU.

Senator Emmanuel Paulker said senate should do all within its power to totally avoid a protracted ASUU strike action. Paulker said one of the demands of ASUU is to remove Universities from TSA Implementation and tasks the FG to find a middle point.

The Senate commended ASUU for choosing dialogue over confrontation in their approach and that proper funding for ASUU be put into the 2017 budget.

They, however, resolved to mandate the Senate President to intervene on behalf of the Federal Government to dialogue with ASUU

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