We may extend the strike, ASUU meets today.
National Executive Council of the Academic Staff Union of Universities will meet today (Sunday).
The meeting will hold in Abuja to review the ongoing strike, one of the NEC members told our correspondent.
“Yes, we are meeting today on the ongoing strike and other matters,” he said.
Asked if the strike could be called off after the meeting, he replied, “Not likely, we may extend the strike. There is no positive development that I know of.”
The president of the union, Prof Emmanuel Osodeke, also confirmed the meeting without giving details.
The meeting is coming one day to the expiration of the warning strike by ASUU.
The union had on Monday, February 14, 2022, declared a total and comprehensive four-week warning strike.
The strike, according to the union, was due to the failure of the government 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.