The Senate has summoned Kemi Adeosun, the Minister of Finance, after attempts to prevent the one-week warning strike of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) on Wednesday failed.
The Senate President Bukola Saraki, who presided over a three-hour closed-door meeting with the leadership of the union, refused to speak to reporters after the meeting.
While addressing reporters, the Chairman, Senate Committee on Tertiary Education and TETFund, Senator Jibrin Barau, said the Senate could not stop the warning strike.
He, however, assured that the intervention of the senate would prevent the strike from transforming to an indefinite action.
Baru said the minister of finance has been invited to a meeting with ASUU, the ministries of education and labour on Thursday, November 17, 2016.
The National President of ASUU, Abiodun Ogunyemi, who earlier declined to speak on the outcome of the meeting, later thanked the Senate for its intervention.