President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday appealed to the striking Academic Staff Union of Universities to call off strike its industrial action, urging them to consider the plight of students and embrace dialogue with the federal government.

The president also called on University students to be patient with the federal government, urging them not to engage in acts capable of threatening the peace of the country.

Recall that the university teachers extended their warning strike by another 12 weeks following the federal government’s inability to meet their demands.

The President made the appeal at the 19th National productivity day and conferment of the National Productivity Order of Merit award held on Thursday.

During Thursday’s event at the State House, President Buhari conferred the 2019/2020 awards on 37 individuals and 11 organizations.

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