President Muhammadu Buhari has urged the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to call off its over seven-month industrial and return to the classrooms.

“I am 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 limit of the scarce resources,” Buhari said in his 2022 Independence Day address on Saturday.

The President also said he shared the pains Nigerians are going through and assured them that his administration is doing all possible to alleviate the situation.

ASUU has been on strike since February 14, 2022 over contending issues including unpaid allowances and poor welfare.

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