Nigerian senate wants ASUU to end strike


The Nigerian Senate has spoken to the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, to cancel its continuous strike in light of a legitimate concern for the undergraduates and Nigerians as a rule.

Jibrin Barau, Chairman, Senate Committee on Tertiary Institutions and TETFUND, made the urge while tending to writers on Wednesday in Abuja.

He said that while the Senate identified with the union, its individuals should cancel the strike while consulting with the national government towards finding enduring response for the issue.

Mr. Barau said the Senate, in a letter sent to it by ASUU, learnt that the grievance was absence of trust in the council set up by the government to re-arrange the 2009 assention.

The administrator reviewed that when the union announced cautioning strike recently, the Senate mediated and guaranteed that the issue did not wait.

He said that ASUU did not report back to the Senate on the challenges it had in the re-transaction with the council before setting out on the strike.

He encouraged the union to re-consider its position to spare the undergraduates, guardians and the whole country the negative impacts that would come about because of the activity.