The Senate under the leadership of Bukola Saraki has met with the leadership of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU to discuss on the recent strike action embarked upon by the union.
ASUU and the Senate were engrossed in a meeting that lasted for hours as they discuss the industrial.
Saraki said the meeting is to attend to the demands of the union and ensure its “actualization”
“We felt it was necessary to meet with you to hear your demands and facilitate their actualisation,” Saraki tells ASUU.
The meeting had in attendance representatives from ASUU, Finance Ministry, Education Ministry and Labour Ministry.
Saraki said that another ASUU strike will not be in “anyone’s interest.
“It will not be in anyone’s interest if this strike occurs” he said.
In a reply to the plea of the Senate President, the representative of ASUU appreciated the Senate for such a progressive meeting and stated that the union does not take delight in strike.
“In our union, we do not enjoy going on strike. We thank you for calling this meeting to address our concerns,” ASUU representative said.
After a 30 minutes break at the meeting, the representatives converged and continued the discussion as an agreement to set up committee was reached.
Saraki said: “We have agreed with ASUU to set up a 4 member committee of Senators to dialogue with ASUU,Ministry of Labour, finance to iron out grey areas”
More on details on the meeting coming soonest….