Femi Gbajabiamila, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, stated that the President had accepted the report of their discussions with the Academic Staff Union of Universities, or ASUU, regarding how to end the ongoing industrial action that the union had started.
When he led a delegation of key House officers to the Presidential Villa right after yesterday's plenary, the speaker revealed this.
Following the meeting, the speaker discussed the purpose of their visit with media representatives.
"After numerous interactions with ASUU and those on the executive side, we've been able to reach some kind of decisions and recommendations to be made to Mr. President for his approval," the speaker said.
"As you are aware, the issue that is currently top-of-mind, even above politics, is that our universities, professors, and kids are not in school.
“The House of Representatives decided to step in at that point four weeks ago and we’ve had a series of meetings that lasted hours and we’ve been able to get both sides to shift grounds to an extent, and what we came to discuss with Mr. President is about those recommendations."
“Mr. President, as usual, had a very good listening ear. He took the report of the House and accepted it. We discussed at length the details of the report, and he wanted to go through them himself. We have another meeting on Thursday (tomorrow) between our good selves and Mr. President for his final decision. We had a good engagement, with a very positive response.
“He asked us a couple of questions on some grey areas, which we clarified, and he accepted the report and wanted a couple of days to go through it."
“We are working and we are hopeful that this (strike) will soon be a thing of the past." I know that once this is agreed upon, the strike will be called off. "