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House Of Reps Leadership to Meet President  Buhari On Lecturers Strike

Gloria Essien, Abuja

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The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila and the leadership of the House are to meet President Muhammadu Buhari over the resolution of the ongoing face-off between the Nigerian Government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU.

Gbajabiamila said that on the President’s return from the 77th session of the United National General Assembly (UNGA) in New York, the House leadership would present the agreement reached with the striking workers.

He started this while addressing journalists after a 4-hour meeting with the leadership of ASUU, led by its President, Prof. Emmanuel Osodeke and the officials of the Ministry of Education led by the Minister of State for Education, Goodluck Opiah at the National Assembly.

The Speaker noted that the meeting made “good progress and covered good ground” with some resolutions reached.

He also said that the leadership of the House is inviting for a clarification meeting the Accountant General of the Federation, the Auditor General of the Federation, the Director General of the National Information Technology Development Agency, NITDA and the Chairman of the National Salaries Income and Wages Commission on Thursday.

According to him, the issue of the deployment of the payment platform Universities Transparency and Accountability Solution (UTAS) as against the current Integrated Payroll and Personal Information System (IPPIS) calls for clarity before it could be tabled before Mr President.

 

 

Mercy Chukwudiebere

 

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