The Grand Commander of the Order of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, will meet ASUU in an effort to end the ongoing strike, Nigerian Tribune reports. According to the report, the leadership of ASUU would be meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday.
The report also disclosed that the Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu and Executive Secretary of the National Universities Commission (NUC), Professor Abubakar Rasheed held a meeting with the Vice-Chancellors of Universities at NUC, as part of the last-ditch effort to end the strike Prof Rasheed speaking during the 2022 retreat for Vice-chancellors of Nigerian Universities and Directors of Inter-university centres, said some of the Vice-Chancellors were to go with him for another meeting on ways to resolve the ongoing ASUU strike. Rasheed said:
“Some Vice-Chancellors and I will go for a meeting later today in an effort to resolve the lingering ASUU Strike.”
The NUC boss who lamented that the over 5-months-old strike embarked upon by ASUU has had adverse implications on the future of University education and students in Nigeria sympathised with the Vice-chancellors on the trauma the situation has put them through.
He particularly called on the VCs to support the effort of the Federal Government to resolve the campus-based Union strike actions.
According to him, the retreat was aimed at identifying lasting stability in tertiary institutions, the effort of the government to end the ongoing strike and how the universities spend their resources now that they are closed among others. He said it was unfortunate that the retreat was coming at a time when the University system has been in crisis following the prolonged strike by ASUU and other staff unions of universities, saying the retreat would enable the Vice-Chancellors and others to brainstorm on how to move the universities forward in Nigeria.