Baring any last minute change, the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) will on Monday (today) declare a full blown, total and indefinite strike, CAMPUS GIST reports.
Recall that National Executive Council (NEC) of the striking university lecturers met yesterday to decide on whether to continue the strike which is currently in its sixth month or call it off.
ASUU embarked on strike on February 14, 2022 and has extended it several times due to its inability to reach substantial agreement with the federal government.
CAMPUS GIST had reported how ASUU branches held their congresses nationwide recently, and majority voted for another rollover or an indefinite strike.
A meeting of the National Executive Council of the striking lecturers started in Abuja on Sunday, and lasted into midnight at the ASUU national headquarters at the University of Abuja.
Amid anxiety amongst students and parents, ASUU is expected to brief media this morning on its final decision on whether to continue its industrial action that entered the 196th day on Monday (today).
A member of the NEC, who did not want his name in print because he is not the union’s spokesman, noted that most local congresses voted for strike extension.
“We expect nothing less. Most of the congresses voted for an indefinite strike. The NEC takes decisions based on the reports from branches,” he said.
Another member said, “I can confidently tell you that the majority of ASUU branches across the country voted for an indefinite strike. Over 90% voted for an indefinite strike.”
When contacted on the telephone, ASUU National President, Professor Emmanuel Osodeke, told this Online Medium that the Union would address press any moment from now, declining further comments.