The National Executive Council of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, which is on strike, began a meeting on Sunday in Abuja, according to The PUNCH.
At a meeting held at its national headquarters at the University of Abuja, the union is due to make a final decision on whether to prolong its strike, which enters its 196th day on Monday (today).
The meeting was still going on as of the time this story was sent on Sunday night, amid concerns that the union would extend the strike in light of the results of the meetings held by the majority of its branches the previous week.
At the University of Lagos, ASUU have announced the start of a strike on Monday, February 14, 2022.
A member of the NEC who did not want his name published since he is not the union’s spokesperson informed our Abuja-based correspondent that the majority of local congresses had approved the continuation of the strike.
“We don’t settle for less.
The majority of congresses decided to go on indefinite strike.
According to him, the NEC makes decisions based on branch reports.
“I can safely tell you that the majority of ASUU branches around the nation voted for an indefinite strike,” another member stated.
The majority of voters preferred an ongoing strike.