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Reps intent to meet ASUU, Stakeholders over strike

The House of Representatives is set to meet with the Academic Staff Union of University (ASUU) and other education stakeholders to seek solution to the lingering strike by the Union.

Statement issued by the Clerk of the House of Representatives, Mr Yahaya Danzariaon Monday in Abuja, narrates that the meeting would take place on Tuesday at the National Assembly, the House of Representatives wing

According to him, Mr Danzariaon says that the fact that agreement has not been reached with the striking university lecturers has been a major concern for the House.
This thereby makes The House of Representatives and the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) schedule a meeting for tomorrow, tuesday to dialogue solution to the seven-month-old strike

Moreover, he added that the House has been dissatisfied and worried about the negative consequences of the industrial action on the future and quality of education of the 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.

Noting that the House was more worried about the negative consequences of the strike on the future and quality of education of the teeming youths, the clerk lamented that the youth had been kept at home for the past seven months despite the intervention of the House and several well-meaning Nigerians over time to see that the matter was resolved.

The long lingering strike since February 14 has forced many Nigerian students to be out of school for over seven months, prompting them to block the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, and Lagos airport to register their displeasure.

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