PRESIDENT BUHARI PROMISES TO ENGAGE WITH RELEVANT STAKEHOLDERS IN BID TO ENDING ASUU STRIKE
Written by Kayode Sanni on September 16, 2022
President MUHAMMADU BUHARI has promised to embark on further consultations with relevant stakeholders towards ending the protracted strike by university lecturers of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).
The President made this known in a meeting with the Chairman and select members of Pro-Chancellors of Federal Universities at the State House, Abuja
The president said that he will engage in consultations based on already established policy and will get back to the lecturers.
The Pro-Chancellors, led by Professor NIMI BRIGGS said they had come to meet with the President in three capacities, as President and Commander-in-Chief, as father of the nation, and as Visitor to the Federal universities.
Professor Briggs added that despite the pall cast by more than seven months of industrial action, “the future of university system in the country is good,” citing as example the recent listing of the University of Ibadan among the first 1,000 universities in the world, a development occurring for the first time.