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Senate intervenes in ASUU strike

15 November 2016, 18:31

Abuja - The Senate has expressed its resolve to intervene in the face-off between the Federal Government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities, Punch reports.

The lawmakers specifically asked the President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, to intervene in the matter and prevent ASUU from embarking on a one-week warning strike which begins on Wednesday.

The lawmakers, during the plenary on Tuesday, urged the two parties to dialogue.

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) declared an industrial action against the federal government according to News24.

The one-week industrial action is expected to commence November 16 according to a circular signed by its president, Biodun Ogunyemi.

The umbrella body for lecturers in universities said the action was to force the government to meet meet the agreement it signed with lecturers in November 2013.

- News 24

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