President Muhammadu Buhari has promised that the federal government will comply with all agreements with unions in the education sector.
Buhari gave the assurance while expressing concern over the ongoing strike by the Academic Workers Union of Universities, ASUU.
He appealed to the lecturers to return to their duties.
The President spoke at the 2020 convocation and the 72nd anniversary of the establishment of the University of Ibadan on Tuesday.
Buhari was represented at the ocassion by the Executive Secretary, National Universities Commission (NUC), Professor Abubakar Rasheed.
He urged all unions in the educational sector to embrace dialogue, rather than confrontation.
“I wish to assure all stakeholders, in the education sector, that the Federal Government will continue to meet its obligations and agreements with all unions.
“It is my earnest desire that all unions should shed the toga of confrontation and embrace dialogue, for the sake of our children and the development of our educational system,” he said.