Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, will on Tuesday meet with the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu; the leadership of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and other stakeholders over the lingering industrial action by university lecturers.
An invitation letter signed by the Clerk of the House of Representatives, Dr Yahaya Danzaria, said the meeting was to find ways of resolving the over seven-month-old strike amicably.
“The House of Representatives is deeply concerned about the renewed strike which seems to have defied all efforts made to find a solution or reach an agreement between the Federal Government and the striking university lecturers.
“The House is more worried about the negative consequences of the strike on the future and quality of education of our teeming youths who have been kept at home for the past six months despite the intervention of the House and several well-meaning Nigerians overtime to see that the matter was resolved.
“In the light of the foregoing, the House hereby request another opportunity to come together with Stakeholders and leadership of ASUU to seek an amicable resolution without prejudice to the fact that the matter is already in the Industrial Court.
“You are further required to submit a written presentation of ASUU’s perspective on this matter to the House before the meeting day,” the letter reads.