The Federal Government will honour promises made to the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, to prevent disruptive strikes, encourage uninterrupted academic programmes and improve funding of Veducational institutions.


This is according to President Muhammadu Buhari who gave the
assurance at the presidential villa, Abuja while receiving members of the
Nigeria Inter-Religious Council, NIREC, led by the Sultan of Sokoto,
Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, and the President of the Christian
Association of Nigeria, Rev, Dr Samson Olasupo Ayokunle.


The President commended the leadership of NIREC for intervening in
the year-long strike by ASUU and holding consultations with the parties,
saying no society which wishes itself well neglects its educational
system and all its component parts.


This is even as he urged the council to tell ASUU that his administration
regards them and the service they provide to the nation very highly.


According to him, he had directed his Chief of Staff, the Honourable
Ministers of Labour and Employment and Education to make resolving
this issue a priority.