Nigeria’s House of Representatives has appealed to non teaching staff of the nation’s universities to suspend their planned nationwide strike. The legislators resolved to wade into the face-off between the workers’ unions and the federal government.
National Assembly Correspondent, Joke Adisa reports that the legislators’ intervention is coming four days after the non academic staff of universities began a week-long protest over alleged failure of the federal government to abide by an earlier agreement duly signed by both parties.
A former school teacher rose under matters of urgent public importance to call attention to the need for the parliament to wade into the impending
consequences of another round of strike across public universities.
Her colleagues advocate adequate funding for the education sector and seek the intervention of the National Assembly so that public universities are
not grounded yet again.
Majority of the contributors to the motion canvass a state of emergency in the educational sector while also making a case for the convocation of a
national educational summit that will proffer ways of strengthening the sector.
An ad hoc committee is to interface with the aggrieved workers with a view to reaching a truce to avoid another lull in academic activities in the