The House of Representatives has called for a truce between the Academic Staff Union, ASUU, and the management of the University of Abuja, over the current strike.

Rep Abubakar Fulata, the Chairman, House Committee on University Education, said this when he received the Vice-Chancellor of the University, Prof. Abdul-Rasheed Na’Allah and a team of ASUU members from the institution at the National Assembly on Tuesday in Abuja.

The lawmaker said, “The need to ensure non-disruption of academic activities led to the intervention, which made the Federal Government remove universities from the Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System, IPPIS.

“When we came on board, we promised that there should be no disruption of academic activities in Nigerian universities. We observed that all university managements were in complex conditions under the IPPIS.

“We made the appeal, and President Bola Tinubu listened to us and removed universities and other tertiary institutions from IPPIS,” he said.

Fulata appealed to ASUU to suspend the indefinite strike that began on May 2 ” NAN quoted him as saying.

He promised that the National Assembly would soon come up with a bill that would address the problem regarding the appointment of a VC and the running of universities in the absence of a council.

He appealed to ASUU to suspend the strike while further consultations were ongoing to finally resolve the impasse

ASUU: Reps call for truce over lecturers, management face-off at UniAbuja

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