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ASUU Strike: Buhari receives recommendations from Gbajabiamila

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President Muhammadu Buhari has received the House of Representatives report on its intervention in the protracted strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), promising to study and meet the legislators again.

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, who disclosed parts of the details of the discussion at the meeting with the President to State House Correspondents, also said he was hopeful.

He said the President had received their report and requested a few days to study it, adding that another meeting would be convened either on Thursday or Friday.

He said: “We came here for one reason and one reason only; after a series of engagements with ASUU and with people on the executive side, we’ve been able to come to some kind of decision, on our part, and recommendations to be made to Mr President for his approval.”

Mr Gbajabiyamila pointed out that the President, as usual, had a “very good listening ear” and he took the report of the House, accepted it, and they had lengthy discussions together on the details of the report.

The president, according to the speaker, wanted to go through the report himself, promising to get back to them.

Only last Thursday, the House of Representatives met with the leadership of the striking ASUU and the representatives of the federal government in Abuja, with a view to ending the almost eight months old industrial action.

Reporting by Bello Wakili; Editing by Abdullahi Lamino and Tony Okerafor