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Reps Reach Agreement With ASUU, To Meet Buhari

The leadership of the House of Representatives on Tuesday reached some resolutions with the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).

The development was confirmed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila while speaking after the meeting.

The leadership of the House on Tuesday held five hours of a closed-door meeting with the leadership of ASUU and the Minister of State for Education, Goodluck Opiah.

According to Gbajabiamila, lawmakers will meet with President Muhammadu Buhari over the lingering strike upon his return to Nigeria.

Buhari is currently in New York, United States, attending the 77th session of the United Nations general assembly (UNGA).

The lawmakers following the outcome of the meeting have invited the accountant-general of the federation, National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), auditor-general of the federation, and the National Salaries Incomes and Wages Commission (NSIWC) to “finalise” the decisions in the meeting.

Naija News learnt that the government officials will appear before the leadership of the house on Thursday.

The Speaker said, “There are seven areas that ASUU has presented what we consider to be requisition to go back to class.

“We have looked at these seven areas and we have more or less agreed on certain things.”

He further stated that ASUU leadership will go back to its members with the resolutions of the meeting.

The President of ASUU, Emmanuel Osodeke, while speaking on the outcome of the meeting said the resolutions reached with the lawmakers will be discussed with members of the union.

He said, “Very shortly, the issue (strike) will be resolved.”

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