ASUU Strike: NLC Applauds Gbajabiamila Over Intervention In Strike

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ASUU: NLC Lauds Gbajabiamila Over Intervention In Strike

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has applauded the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila for his intervention in the prolonged impasse between the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and the Federal Government.

Ayuba Waba, the NLC President, gave the applause at the inauguration of the Guest House of the National Union of Chemical, Footwear, Rubber, Leather and Non-Metallic Products Employers (NUCANMPE), on Tuesday at Ijoko, Sango-Ota in Ogun.

The leadership of the House of Representatives led by Gbajabiamila has set up a series of meeting with the leadership of ASUU to proffer a solution to the lingering strike.

The meetings of both parties have yielded positive outcomes with the union hinting at the end of the strike; in days.

“I must commend those that are very proactive in trying to make sure that the true process of social dialogue to resolve the challenges are put in place.

“At the same time, those who cautioned people who think employment relationship is still old ways of a master-servant relationship.

“Globally, that perspective has changed, the relationship is now symbiosis that requires mutual respect from both the employers and the employees.

“I think this is what Gbajabiamila was playing out, I must commend him for his significant contributions and important roles so that in the end it will be a win-win thing.

“I know when they go back to their classrooms, they will be very happy teaching our kids because these are intellectuals and their state of hearts will also speak volumes about how they impact knowledge.

“I commend the wisdom of the speaker,  there is no use, using cohesion or force in solving the problem but through the provision of dialogue that will comfort everybody,” Wabba said.

He further expressed optimism that the strike by the union will be called off soon. 

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By Abia ThinkTank

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