President Muhammadu Buhari has appealed to the striking members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to return to the classroom.
Buhari made the call during his address to the Nation to mark the 62nd Independence Day anniversary on Saturday.
He said ” I’m using this independence Day celebration to reiterate my call for the striking Academic Staff Union of Universities to return to the classroom while assuring them to deal with their contending issues within the limits of the scarce resources available.’’
“This administration has made appreciable progress in redressing these issues that have been lingering for over 11 years “.
“The Federal Government will continue to mobilise resources both internationally and nationally towards funding education to ensure that our citizens are well educated and secured in various vocations in view of the fact that education is a leading determinant of economic growth.’’
Recall that ASUU had been on strike since Feb. 14th over unresolved issues with the Federal Government.