Strike: Our next meeting will determine when we’ll begin strike – ASUU President
NEWS DIGEST – The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has hinted at the possibility of an impending industrial action as the national leadership of the union will decide in its next NEC meeting.
The News Digest reports that for over three months, the union has threatened a showdown with the Nigerian government if it fails to implement their agreement.
Several dialogues between the government and ASUU have not resulted into the desired results, with the union still asserting on strike.
In a conversation with newsmen, the ASUU national president, Emmanuel Osodeke, said no date has been fixed for the meeting.
He said, “Yes, we’ll be meeting soon but not on February 14 as some claimed. No date yet, we’ll let the public know,” he said.
“The next meeting is a normal one but when to go on strike will be one of the issues to be discussed.”
Recently, President Muhammadu Buhari had promised that his government will fulfil its agreements with ASUU to avoid continual strikes in the education sector.
He said, “My administration is committed to this engagement and dialogue, and I urge them to stay the course towards a joint resolution in the best interest of our children and nation.”
With the prevailing face-off between both parties, information had it that the union is scheduled to likely hold a meeting on February 14 to decide the date for its next strike.
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