It's Day-4 and they are not backing down.

The Senate has appealed to the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), to call off its ongoing strike in the interest of students.

The Chairman, Senate Committee on Tertiary Institutions and TETFUND, Jibrin Barau, made the appeal while addressing newsmen on Wednesday in Abuja.

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He said that while the senate sympathises with the union, its members should call off the strike while negotiating with the Federal Government towards finding a lasting solution.

Barau said the Senate, in a letter sent to it by ASUU, learnt that part of the grievance was lack of confidence in the committee set up by the federal government to re-negotiate the 2009 agreement.

The lawmaker recalled that when the union declared a warning strike earlier this year, the Senate intervened and ensured that the problem did not linger.

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He said ASUU did not report back to the senate on the difficulties it had in the re-negotiation with the committee before embarking on its latest action.

He urged the union to re-consider its position and return to the re-negotiation table to save the students, parents and the entire nation the negative effects of being idle.

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