Strike: ASUU to hold make-or-mar NEC meeting today


The Academic Staff Union of Universities will today (Sunday) hold a crucial National Executive Council (NEC) meeting in Abuja to take a major decision of whether to suspend or continue with the about seven months old industrial action.

Principal officers and branch chairmen are already in Abuja for the make or mar crucial NEC meeting that will determine the fate of millions of Nigerian students, who have been at home since February 14, 2022.

Ahead of the crucial meeting, branch congresses were held on Tuesday and Wednesday across the universities and the resolutions would be discussed at the NEC meeting.

Already, some state universities such as Ekiti State University (EKSU), Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso and Delta State University, have pulled out of the ongoing strike. Lagos State University, Osun State University and others did not participate in the strike.

Aside two universities that voted against the continuation of the industrial action, many others backed the declaration of indefinite strike as against the roll-over that the union started with in February 14.

It was gathered that the Federal Government is mounting serious pressure on ASUU leadership using prominent Nigerians for the suspension of the six-month strike.

One of the branch chairmen said the NEC decision would be known by Monday and acknowledged the lobby by some prominent Nigerians on behalf of the government. (The Sun)

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