The House of Representatives has brokered a new agreement between the Federal Government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) it emerged late on Tuesday.
GWG reports that the House leadership brokered the new agreement after four hours of meeting at the National Assembly complex in Abuja.
However, the agreement is subject to the approval of President Muhammadu Buhari, who at the time of the negotiations was in the United Nations General Assembly meeting at the UN.
ASUU president, Prof Emmanuel Osodeke led the university teachers to the meeting, while the Minister of State for Education, Goodluck Opiah represented the federal government.
Following the closed-door session, Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila, who chaired the meeting announced that the meeting produced some agreements, however, he did not state the agreement reached.
He also disclosed that the lawmakers will present the agreement to president Buhari upon his arrival, while ASUU is to do the same with their members.
“There were basically seven areas where ASUU has presented what we considered to be requisition for them to go back to strike. We have looked at the seven areas, we have more or less agreed on certain things.
“Once that is done, the leadership of this house will await the return of Mr President from the ongoing General Assembly. We will meet with Mr President. We will lay the agreement reached by the legislative arm of government. I am hopeful that Mr President will buy into the agreement and with that, I believe that this matter will be speedily brought to a close,” he said.
The lawmakers are also expected to meet with National Information Technology Development Agency, the Accountant General of the Federation, the Auditor General for the Federation and National Salaries Incomes and wages Commission on Thursday to discuss further.
Speaking at the end of the, ASUU president said the issue will be resolved soon.
“It is a good development and we are waiting for what they will send to us to commit our members. We hope that within the immediate future, this issue will be resolved.