Buhari made the appeal while delivering his address during the 36th Convocation Ceremony of the University of Ilorin on Saturday.
President Buhari, who was represented by Prof Ignatius Onimawo, told the leadership of ASUU that dialogue is better than conflict.
“Let me also use this opportunity to appeal to members of the academic staff of our universities to embrace peace.
“They should realise that dialogue is always better than conflict. No one gains from crisis. While government alone cannot solve all challenges facing a society, this administration is willing to listen to complaints and alternative points of view to managing a situation.
“The university system cannot withstand any crisis now considering the time it had lost to Coronavirus pandemic,” he said.
The President, however, appealed to the leadership and members ASUU to give always give peace a chance.