..May call-off strike today
There is a very strong indication that the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), may call off her strike today, Wednesday and direct the varsity lecturers to resume work after months of industrial action has paralysed university academic activities.
Already, the Federal Government and ASUU had reached agreement on vital issues, leading to the assurance that the union would not overstretch its luck by calling off the strike, after reporting government’s efforts to its National Executive Council (NEC).
However, according to reports, the issue of withheld salaries of ASUU members during the period of the strike, especially the mode of payment to be adopted in paying the withheld teachers’ salaries may still constitute a bottleneck to final resolution of the crisis.
The NEC is expected to take a decision on the issue, which the ASUU leadership would report to the meeting between the Federal Government and the union today.
The last meeting held between the Federal Government and ASUU at the Ministry of Labour and Employment deliberated exhaustively on the issues in contention and reached conclusions.