REPS COMMITTEE, SEEKS END TO ASUU STRIKE AT ABUJA UNIVERSITY

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ASUU declares lecture-free day in Abakaliki on Wednesday, threatens indefinite strike
ASUU declares lecture-free day in Abakaliki on Wednesday, threatens indefinite strike
The House of Representatives Committee on University Education has visited the University of Abuja urging the institution’s Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to call off its ongoing strike.
 
The Chairman of the committee, Abubakar Fulata, in an interview with newsmen shortly after Friday’s visit said the appeal became necessary to prevent destabilising the academic calendar.
 
The lawmaker said the visit aligned with the constitutional provisions empowering legislators to carry out oversight functions over Ministries, Departments and Agencies to ensure compliance with the Appropriation Act.
 
He called on the institution’s management to judiciously utilise what was provided in line with the 2024 Appropriation Act and to seek additional ways to fund the university instead of relying almost absolutely on the government.
 
In his remarks, the outgoing Vice-Chancellor of the university, Prof. Abdul-Rasheed Na’Allah, commended the lawmakers for their visit and for intervening in the dispute between the school management and ASUU.
 
He lauded the committee for its efforts that resulted in the Federal Government removing universities from the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS).
 

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