The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) may to hold its postponed National Executive Council (NEC) meeting on Friday to decide whether or not to call off the strike it began since July 1st.
This was made known by an official on condition of anonymity
The source was however uncertain if the NEC meeting will still be held at the Bayero University, Kano where it was initially proposed to hold.
The leadership of the Union postponed the scheduled Kano NEC meeting following the demise of one its key members, Festus Iyayi, a former President, who died last Tuesday in a ghastly motor accident on his way to Kano for the postponed NEC meeting.
The source debunked speculations in the social media that ASUU has called off its NEC indefinitely, explaining that the union only postponed the NEC meeting as a mark of honour and respect for the late Iyayi.
The source also confirmed that ASUU officials hat were supposed to participate in the NEC meeting last week Wednesday had converged at the Bayero University, Kano, before news of Iyayi’s death filtered in and disrupted the agenda for the meeting.
The Union has been on strike since July 1 over the 2009 agreement it reached with the Federal Government.
ASUU has said it will deliberate on Federal government’s offer and take a position after its forthcoming NEC.