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ASUU Strike: Nigerian govt mandates C’ttee to curb recurrence

Senate President, Bukola Saraki says the Federal Government has constitute a 14-man committee to end the recurrent strike actions in Nigerian Universities.

Represented by Sen. Barau Jibrin, chairman, committee on education, Saraki, disclosed this to participant at the 3rd Biannual Conference of Committee of Pro-Chancellors of Nigerian Federal Universities.

“The Federal Government only recently constitute a 14-man committee with a mandate to end strike in Nigerian Universities,” he said.

“I’m confident that the members of the committee will do well to avoid the pitfalls of the past be ensuring that any agreement reached with labour unions is such that is sustainable and implementable.”

“I’m confident that the members of the committee will do well to avoid the pitfalls of the past be ensuring that any agreement reached with labour unions is such that is sustainable and implementable.”

He called the Pro-Chancellors to look inward and device ways to fund universities as government alone cannot fund the universities.

“We urge you to look at ways to put the universities in the proper path in the way that they will be in warding looking in terms of generating revenues.

“Government cannot in no occasion be able to provide all that is needed by a particular university.”

The Senate President also highlighted a number of ways universities can explore to put an end to the recurrence of strikes. Some of the ways mentioned include; setting up commercial entities, creating and boosting consultancy unit, commercialization of research findings sales of patent and endowments.

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