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Asuu Strike Update

Sen. Jibril Barau (APC-Kano) says the
Senate has intervened in the crisis
between the Federal Government and
Academic Staff Union of Universities,
ASUU.
Mr. Barau made this known when he
was briefing Senate correspondents
after a closed door meeting with
leadership of ASUU, Minister of State for
Education and other stakeholders in
Abuja on Wednesday.
“After the deliberation, we set up a sub-
committee that will meet with the
Minister of Finance and the Minister of
Budget and Planning to resolve the
issues,” Mr. Barau said.
The Senator, who is the chairman of the
sub-committee, assured Nigerians that
the parties involved had found a way
forward as there was determination to
get the issues resolved.
Also, Mao Ohuabunwa (PDP-Abia),
acting Chairman, Senate Committee on
Labour said they had resolved to “nip
the issue in the bud”.
“With the attention of the minister of
finance and that of budget and
planning, by Monday next week
, we should resolve amicably and the
warning strike will come to an end,” Mr.
Ohuabunwa said.
The Minister of State for Education,
Tony Anwuka, said that the initiative
was commendable and was geared
toward finding a lasting solution to the
crisis.
“We should be able to find pleasant
resolutions,” Mr. Anwuka said.
On his part, ASUU President, Biodun
Ogunyemi, thanked the Senate for
intervening in the matter.
ASUU, earlier on Wednesday, embarked
on a one-week warning strike
demanding the implementation of
previous agreements with the federal
government and removal of universities
from the Treasury Single Account, TSA.
(NAN)


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