Asuu about to consider FG offer

 ASUU will take FG’s offer into consideration at the NEC meeting on August 22, 2022. ASUU … Meeting has the power to form or break a union.

…Take proposals first, and advise ASUU’s parents

Through Adesina Wahab

The Academic Staff Union of Universities, or ASUU, will meet its National Executive Council, or NEC, on Monday of the next week to vote on the Federal Government’s offers to terminate its current strike.

The meeting seemed to be pivotal and might decide whether the government would actually fire the union as planned.

This is in line with what a member of the NEC privately stated to Vanguard, namely that whatever the union’s choice was, it would be in the system’s best interest.

When reached, Prof. Emmanuel Osodeke, the national president of ASUU, stated that his union had not yet received any official offers from the government.

“We’ve been dealing with them through collective bargaining, so whatever concessions they make to us shouldn’t be made on the pages of the media. It ought to be carried out as anticipated. The lack of faith we have in the government is our biggest issue. They will make one statement and then make another.

“They were meant to pay some money in two tranches beginning in August of last year when the Memorandum of Action was signed with them, but they did not fulfil their obligation.

As for other unions stopping their activities, ASUU is not a one-man show, therefore we will consider all the information that is sent to us. However, nothing has been formally presented as of yet,” he stated.

Vanguard’s checks, however, indicated that if the union decides to continue the strike, the upcoming NEC meeting might result in the FG taking harsh action against the union.

Recall that the strike, which began on February 14 and was extended three weeks ago for a further four weeks, will end on Monday. 

Leave a Comment