Strike: ASUU Holds Decision Meeting Today

The National Executive Council of
the Academic Staff Union of
Universities, ASUU, will meet Today, September 14 in Abuja to consider the concessions offered by the Federal government.

In their last meeting with the delegation of the government last Friday, the negotiation team of ASUU requested one week to submit the government’s offers to its members for consultation and report back to government.

A source in the union, who spoke under anonymity, revealed that the national
leadership of ASUU will meet on Thursday to decide whether the strike action be called off or continued.

“NEC will hold a decisive meeting
tomorrow and will collate the
outcome of all branch meetings
held,” he was quoted.

Officials of the union contacted
declined to speak on record on the
likely outcome of the meeting.
The president of the union, Biodun
Ogunyemi, did not pick or return
calls seeking comments.

It would be recalled that the
federal government team led by
the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, and his Education counterpart, Adamu Adamu, had presented the federal government’s new offer to the union on Thursday last week.

ASUU had then promised to get back with a decision within a week on whether the strike will be called off or not.

ASUU President, Biodun Ogunyemi, was quoted as saying last week: “Now we have something concrete to present to our members.”

The union declared a nationwide strike in August to protest against poor funding of varsities and issues relating to salaries.

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