National Executive Council of the Academic Staff Union of Universities will meet today (Sunday) to review the ongoing strike.
The Punch reported that one of the NEC members said: “Yes, we are meeting today on the ongoing strike and other matters.”
The source also said it’s not likely that the strike will be called off, adding that “There is no positive development that I know of.”
However, the president of the union, Prof Emmanuel Osodeke, also confirmed the meeting but didn’t give details.
The meeting is coming one day to the expiration of the one-month warning strike by ASUU.
The union had on Monday, February 14, 2022, declared a total and comprehensive four-week warning strike.
A source who spoke to PM News said the union may declare an indefinite strike because the Federal Government has failed to address issues raised by ASUU.
ASUU had accused the government of failing to implement the agreement the Federal Government signed with the union in 2009.
ASUU had also accused the Federal Government of working against the deployment of the UTAS, a payment platform designed by ASUU in lieu of the IPPIS payment system.