The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), which is on strike, will hold an emergency National Executive Council (NEC) meeting on Thursday to assess recent developments, particularly the federal government’s accommodating response to its demands.
The union has instructed its zonal branches to compile member opinions through voting during the meetings scheduled to take place tomorrow in its various zones across the nation as a prelude to the meeting anticipated to take place at its headquarters in Abuja.
The outcome of the meeting would result in suspension of the strike on late Thursday or Friday morning.
The union allegedly called off the nearly eight-month-old strike earlier on Tuesday, according to a report that surfaced in the social media sphere.
Social media users claimed earlier on Tuesday that the union had ended the nearly 8-month-old strike and ordered participants to return to class on October 17.
In response to a question to that effect, Prof. Emmanuel Osodeke, the president of ASUU, rejected the report and stated that the strike had not yet been suspended.
However, he said that the union was working to put the strike on hold and that it would depend on the opinions of the members from the zonal meetings.
Following the intervention of Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, Speaker of the House of Representatives, the lecturers’ union took its most recent action.
After meeting with the president of ASUU and other members on Monday, the Speaker had promised that the strike will be called off soon.