The University Of Maiduguri (UniMaid) has held a convocation in honour of business mogul Alhaji Muhammadu Indimi amid the prolonged strike by university workers.
University workers, including members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Senior Staff Association of Universities (SSANU), and the Non-Academic Staff Union of Universities (NASU), among others, had gone on strike for various reasons.
The Vice Chancellor of the university, Professor Aliyu Shugaba during the special convocation ceremony in Maiduguri said that the convocation would confirm the conferment of an honorary degree on Muhammadu Indimi who invested hugely in Unimaid.
He urged the Federal Government to negotiate and reach a reasonable agreement with the ASUU and other University unions in order for the Nigerian students to resume their academic sessions.
He also stated that the call was necessary taking into consideration the negative impact of the strikes on both students and the institutions.
Also speaking during the ceremony, President Muhammadu Buhari who was represented by his chief of staff Ibrahim Gambari called on the ASUU to call up their strike and return to classes and research laboratories.