Rep. Muhammad Wudil, Chairman, House Committee on Labour has on Wednesday disclosed that the House of Representatives will intervene in the ongoing disagreement between the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and the Federal Government of Nigeria.
Driving the news
The representative stated this during the ongoing protest embarked on by members of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) and its affiliate unions in Abuja. The lawmaker assured the unions involved in the protest that they would address the seven-point demand submitted to the House of Representatives.
What you should know
- NLC member states all over the country embarked on a 2-day peaceful protest in solidarity with the ongoing strike by university unions in the country.
- The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and other university unions have been on strike for months following the failure of the federal government to honour its agreement with the union. ASUU’s demands include the payment of agreed wages, payment for the revitalization of public universities, adoption of the University Transparency Accountability Solution (UTAS) as a preferred payment option, etc. The disagreement between ASUU and the federal government has been a recurring issue for many years.