ASUU Strike: Gbajabiamila Seek to Halt Re-occurance

Femi Gbajabiamila, Speaker of the House of Representatives, stated that all hands must be on deck to ensure that academic strikes at colleges are a thing of the past.

In a statement congratulating the Academic Staff Union of Universities on ending an eight-month strike, the Speaker remarked.

The professors had, among other things, requested improved welfare and the revitalisation of public colleges.

Gbajabiamila said it is time to “admit certain painful facts and take extreme action” while expressing gratitude to the Federal Government and the ASUU leadership for finding a solution to stop the strike.

He lamented the eight-month length of the strike and said it shouldn’t have happened in the first place.

“Our public universities should be citadels of learning and innovation, where young people discover themselves and reach for the stars,” he said.

Mr Gbajabiamila called on the government, universities, unions, and citizens “to begin the critical conversation about the future of public tertiary education in the country.” 

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