Senator Jibrin Barau, the Chairman, Senate Committe on Tertiary Education, in his statement on Friday, stated that efforts are being made to speedily meet the demands of the university lectures.
The Senator stated this during an inspection of projects by the commitee at the University of Lagos.
Recall that members of Academic Staff Union of Universities, on November 5th, embarked on indefinite nationwide strike in an effort for the Federal Government to meet their demands.
The lecturers are protesting non-implementation of an agreement they entered into with the Federal Government, they are also demanding implementation of a Memorandum of Action (MoA) they also entered into with the Federal Government in 2017.
The university teachers are equally seeking improved facilities in the university system as well as enhanced welfare.
Barau, while reacting to the strike stated that members of the upper legislative chamber are not happy with the strike.
In his statement, he claimed that the way out of the strike is for ASUU and the Federal Government to reach a decision fast.
“I must tell you that we are not happy with this strike because we cannot continue like this”, NAN quoted the lawmaker as saying.
“I have personally sponsored a bill to see how the Federal Government and ASUU can reach a common ground concerning the demands of these lecturers.
“As the committee chairman, I have been trying to interface between ASUU and the Federal Government.
“ASUU on its part too should be considerate as the Federal Government may not have all it takes to meet most of its demands now,” he said.
The lawmaker said the Senate was worried about the industrial unrest because it could get students distracted and engage in vices capable of compromising their future.
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