February 24, 2024
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ASUU to hold emergency meeting Thursday over suspension of strike

On Thursday, the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), which is currently on strike, will hold an emergency National Executive Council (NEC) meeting to assess recent developments, particularly the favorable response from the federal government to its demands.

 

In advance of the meeting anticipated at its headquarters in Abuja, the union has instructed its zonal branches to compile member opinions by voting at the meetings anticipated to take place tomorrow in its various zones across the nation.

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Depending on the results of the meeting, the strike would end late on Thursday or early on Friday.

 

This happened at the same time as reports earlier on Tuesday in the social media sphere claimed that the union had ended the nearly 8-month-old strike and had subsequently instructed members to resume their academic activities 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 ASUU president and other members on Monday, the Speaker had promised that the strike will be called off very soon, claiming that his conversation with President Muhammadu Buhari over the union’s action had been productive.

 

Femi Falana, SAN, a human rights attorney and ASUU counsel, had previously stated that the union will end its nearly eight-month-old strike soon.

 

ASUU to hold emergency meeting Thursday over suspension of strike

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