The House of Representatives says it will intervene in the dispute between the Academic Staff Union of Universities and the federal government of Nigeria.
The Chairman house committee on labour, Muhammad Wudil, made the remark when he led other members of the house to receive the Nigerian labour Congress and it’s affiliate unions who were in the National Assembly to protest the prolonged ASUU strike.
He stated that since the beginning of the strike action, the house has been consulting relevant stakeholders with a view to ending the crises.
The lawmaker assured the protesting unions that the National Assembly would invite all the stakeholders to sit down and see how the crises could be resolved.
He noted that even the lawmakers who have undergraduate children also feel the pain of seeing their children at home.
Earlier, the President of the Nigeria Labour Congress NLC, Comrade Ayuba Waba, stated that they were in the National Assembly to register their protest on the lingering ASUU strike and the urgent need to end it.
Comrade Wabba, who expressed the union’s support to ASUU, lamented that workers in Nigerian universities are the least paid in Africa.
The NLC President warned that if nothing is done after the protest, their next line of action would be a three day national protest and a strike action nationwide.