Paschal Emeka, Abuja
The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu has urged the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to call off its six-month-old strike and embrace dialogue.
Delivering a speech during the 2022 police meeting on admissions to tertiary institutions in Nigeria held in Abuja, the minister said the strike should be called off in the interest of students.
He stated that embracing dialogue is the only solution to the impasse. “I urge the leadership of tertiary institutions to partner with the Federal Government in its frantic efforts at restoring industrial harmony in tertiary institutions in Nigeria. It is clear that a stable academic calendar is required for quality education and development in Nigeria.
“I also seize this opportunity to appeal to the trade unions in the tertiary education sub-sector to, in the interest of the future of Nigeria, call off the perennial strike and embrace genuine dialogue as a solution to our problems.”
This is coming on the heels of President Buhari’s plea to the union to consider the future of students and call off the ongoing industrial action.