The National Executive Council (NEC) of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has agreed to meet on Monday next week to consider what the Federal Government has given to them as offer to either call off the strike or continue.
We can recall that ASUU began the strike since February 14, had extended it three weeks ago by another four weeks which expires next week Monday.
The meeting of ASUU’s NEC as garhered may also determine whether the present administration would penalise the union.
The National President of the union, Prof. Emmanuel Osodeke while speaking to newsmen said ASUU was yet to get any offer from the President Muhammadu Buhari-led federal government officially.
In his words:
“We have been negotiating with them through collective bargaining, and whatever they have should not be made to us on the pages of newspapers. It should be done the way it is expected to be done. Our main problem with the government is that there is trust deficit. They will say something and will do another thing.
“After the Memorandum of Action was signed last year with them, they were supposed to pay some money in two tranches starting from August last year, but they did not do the needful.
“As for other unions suspending their actions, ASUU is not a one man show. We will look collectively at whatever is presented to us. But as of now, nothing has been officially offered.”