House of Reps Vows To Intervene In ASUU Strike

11 March 2020 National News

The House of Representatives on Tuesday resolved to intervene in the two weeks warning strike embarked upon by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).

The House also invited the Ministers of Education, Labour and Productivity with a view to ending the lingering crises in the education sector.

This followed a motion of urgent public importance moved by Dachung Bagos (PDP, Plateau) at the plenary.

Debating the motion, Bagos noted that the strike action would cause a lot of academic problems to university students as well as embarrassment to the nation, saying “It’s a wrong signal to the world”.

He lamented that the situation of public universities in Nigeria is worrisome, considering that many of them don’t have the required facilities to teach.

He called on the House to invite ASUU for an interaction to understand their reservations with a view to proffer solutions.

Contributing to the motion, Lawan Shettima Ali (APC, Yobe) lamented that the strike is unfortunate and advised the House to do whatsoever possible to stop the strike.

He also called for strengthening of public educational institutions for the benefits of Nigerians.

Also contributing, Tobi Okechukwu, (PDP, Enugu) called on the House to scrutinize the issues at stake during its interaction with the stakeholders.


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