The National Executive Council (NEC) meeting of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) is set to hold its meeting on Thursday to deliberate on recent developments in the battle between the union and the federal government.
The NEC meeting would start late on Thursday and the decision reached at the meeting will be made public early Friday morning when the ongoing strike is expected to be called off, according to a report by Vanguard.
Friday, 14 October marks exactly eight months since ASUU embarked on strike.
The NEC meeting would be preceded by congresses in its branches nationwide today, according to the report.
ASUU has been on strike since February 14 and haven’t been paid since March. However, Investogist gathered that the issue of the withheld salaries was resolved, with the government promising to pay in tranches.
The developments, it was gathered, are as a result of the intervention of speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, in the matter after the Court of Appeal last Friday gave the union seven days to comply with the ruling of the National Industrial Court in Abuja, that it should call off the strike else the union’s appeal against the FG will be found incompetent before Court.
The National Industrial Court had on Sept 21, 2022 ordered the union to return to work.
With this development, Governing Councils of affected universities are expected to call for the reopening of the schools from next week.
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