*HURIWA embarks on two-day hunger strike over ASUU strike
The Senate on wednesday appealed to striking lecturers to resume work in the interest of Nigerian students.
Senate President David Mark announced the resolution of the House after a debate on a motion moved by Senate Leader, Victor Ndoma-Egba.
Mark said that ASUU after its over three months strike has made its point, saying that now is the time to resume classes.
He said continuing the strike would turn the people against ASUU. He said the strike was no longer serving the interest of Nigerian students and the education system.
The Senate Leader moved the motion alongside 101 other Senators. The plea came from across party lines.
Ndoma-Egba while moving the motion said that Nigerian education systen has been further damaged by the prolonged strike.
Mwaenwhile, the Human Rights Writers Association, HURIWA, today started a 2-day hunger strike against the ASUU strike, which it said is now counter-productive.
The group said no positive gains would come from continuing the strike.