The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila has said the Parliament is committed to doing everything possible to end the lingering crisis between the Federal Government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities.
Rt Hon. Gbajabiamila, in his remarks at the opening of plenary today, after the National Assembly returned from its two-month annual break, pointed out that the Lawmakers owe the intervention to Nigerian youths and Nigeria’s future.
He said it has become necessary for the House to intervene in the extended face-off between ASUU and the Federal Government; noting that the current impasse is due to disagreements over conditions of service of the Staff and funding of Universities in general.
In his quest to find a lasting solution to the crisis, Rt Hon. Gbajabiamila summoned a stakeholders’ meeting to resolve the crisis that had led to Lecturers shutting down the Universities for over seven months.
The Speaker had invited the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Hajia Zainab Ahmed; Minister of Labour, Employment and Productivity, Dr Chris Ngige; Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu; the National Leadership of ASUU and other critical Stakeholders.