ASUU to decide fate of ongoing strike on Friday August 25 Updated -an hour ago
Author: Wale Akinola
Category: Local news
- ASUU will on Friday August 25 decide whether the
ongoing strike will be called off or not
- The union went on strike on August 13 to protest
against poor welfare and poor funding of universities
- The minister of education, Adamu Adamu had
expressed hope that the strike would be suspended
The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) will on
Friday August 25 hold a National Executive Council
meeting to determine the direction of the ongoing
Premium Times reports that the meeting will be holding
after national branches equally held meetings on
Wednesday to decide on whether the strike should
continue or not.
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NAIJ.com gathered that all branch chairmen are
expected to be in Abuja on Thursday August 24 while the
meeting is tentatively expected to end on Saturday
August 26, after which a decision will be communicated
According to PM News, “When contacted on the planned
meeting, the ASUU President, Biodun Ogunyemi, said he
would only speak after the meeting had been held.
“We cannot react now but after the NEC meeting, we will
speak on the developments. Several branch chairmen and
officials spoken to decline to provide information on the
decision of their branches on the strike, saying they had
been asked not to speak to journalists.
“We held special congresses today. I cannot divulge
outcome of the meeting but we held a meeting on the
strike action,” Tomi Damson, secretary of Lagos State
University branch of ASUU said.
The chairman of another branch of the union in a
southern university also spoke on the interim report
received from the branches.
“From the Southern part of the country and some parts of
the North, universities voted for continuation of the strike;
but we cannot tell now until after the meeting of NEC,”
the don said.
The union went on strike on August 13 to protest against
poor welfare and poor funding of universities, a move
that led to the Federal Government inviting the body for
negotiations. ASUU then sent the details of the
negotiation to its branches for further deliberation.
The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu had expressed
hope that the strike would be suspended this week.
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