ASUU yet to take position on suspension of strike

NEWS DIGEST – The Academic Staff Union of Universities is yet to summon a National Executive Council meeting to take a position on suspension of the strike action embarked on by the Union since March, 2020, THE NEWS DIGEST reports.

This newspaper gathered that the Union may not summon a National Executive Council meeting at-least until after a meeting with the government again tentatively for Friday.

Multiple sources confirmed to our correspondent that the possibility of a NEC meeting is low until after Friday at-least.

The union had noted that it would need till Friday, 27th of November, 2020, to revert back to the government after consultations and meeting with organs of the Union.

When the Academic Staff Union President, Professor Biodun Ogunyemi, was reached on phone, he noted that the Union is still consulting.

“The only thing I can tell you is that we are still consulting” he told this newspaper.

The lecturers have gone on strike over disagreement on funding and IPPIS which the lecturers’ Union rejected. The union urged the government to adopt UTAS instead.