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#ASUU STRIKE:NEC MAY HOLD MEETING THIS WEEK TO DECIDE ON STRIKE

There are indications that the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) might hold its postponed National Executive Council (NEC) meeting this weekend to decide on the proposals by the Federal government to make available N1.2 trillion to universities in the country over the next four years.

The union had failed to hold its NEC meeting last week despite optimism that the strike would be called off at the meeting.

ASUU is expected to decide whether or not to suspend the indefinite strike it began four months ago.
It is however unclear if the NEC will still be held at the Bayero University, Kano where it was initially proposed to hold. The leadership of the Union had 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. He died along the Abuja-Lokoja highway in an accident caused by the convoy of Kogi State Governor, Idris Wada.

The Union also urged the public to ignore speculations 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.
An official on condition of anonymity confirmed that ASUU officials had last week Wednesday converged at the Bayero University, Kano, before news of Iyayi’s death filtered in. The Union has been on strike since July 1 over the 2009 agreement it reached with the Federal Government. All entreaties to call it off was rebuffed until President Goodluck Jonathan waded in with an offer of N1.1 trillion to be spread across the nation’s universities for a period of five years. ASUU has said it will deliberate on Federal government’s offer and take a position after its forthcoming NEC.

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