ASUU National Executive Council To Hold Meeting Overnight Over Ongoing Strike

ASUU National Executive Council To Hold Meeting Overnight Over Ongoing Strike

  • All eyes are now on the Academic Staff Union of Universities over the lingering strike by the members
  • The leadership of the lecturers' union have fixed an all-night meeting in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja
  • It is expected that the union will take a definite decision on the ongoing strike as Nigerians await the outcome of their deliberations

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FCT, Abuja - The meeting of the National Executive Council (NEC) of the Academic Staff Union of Universities will hold overnight in Abuja from Thursday, October 13 to Friday, October 14.

Punch newspaper reports that the meeting of the leadership of the union was convened to allow ASUU take the final decision on the protracted strike.

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Hopes are high that the ASUU National Executive Council will call off the strike. Photo credit: House of Representatives
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A top source quoted in the report said:

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“We will have a meeting today and it will last overnight so that we will be given enough time to deliberate and make a conclusion.”

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When asked if the union will call off the strike, the source declined comments.

Branches of ASUU had on Wednesday, October 12 held congresses to decide the next decision.

ASUU flays Ngige for advising FG to proscribe union

Meanwhile, ASUU has accused the minister of labour and employment, Dr. Chris Ngige, of advising the federal government to proscribe the union.

The Guardian newspaper reports that ASUU chairman, University of Calabar branch, Dr. John Edor, described the move by the minister as totally out of place, adding that the government should be thinking of how to end the over eight months strike.

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On his part, Accord Party presidential candidate, Professor Christopher Imumolen has called on the Nigerian authorities to reduce the stiffness surrounding the regulation of the crucial sector to allow private players inject excellence.

He said with more private players in the sector, ASUU strike is likely to be a thing of the past.

According to him, education is the fulcrum that carries national development and human capital enhancement, and it should not be shut down as Nigeria is currently doing.

ASUU strike: LP spokesman says Peter Obi can resolve lecturers' demands

In a related deveopment, as the ASUU strike lingers, the Labour Party says its presidential candidate can address the lecturers' concerns in 24 hours.

The party's spokesman, Yunusa Tanko, says Peter Obi can resolve knotty issues because he thinks outside the box.

Tanko further stated that the plans of Obi for Nigeria are progressive and aimed at stimulating production.

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Jerrywright Ukwu Jerrywright Ukwu is an Abuja-based senior political/defence correspondent. He is a graduate of the Nigerian Institute of Journalism, Lagos and the International Institute of Journalism in Abuja. He is also a member of the Nigeria Union of Journalists. He spends his leisure-time reading history books. He can be reached via email at jerrywright39@yahoo.com.

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