Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, ends its second round of the eight-week warning strike on Monday, 9th of May, 2022.
According to Vanguard, the union is poised to go on an indefinite industrial action and the national leadership of the union would make public its decision on Monday.
It was gathered that the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the union had earlier given the go-ahead to the national leadership to call out members on indefinite strike if nothing tangible was achieved during the eight weeks of their warning strike.
Dr Chris Ngige is yet to meet with ASUU leadership, though he announced last weekend that he would meet with them.
When contacted, the National President of ASUU, Prof. Emmanuel Osodeke, said the union had not got an invitation from the government’s team as of the weekend.
“We too heard it in the news what the Minister of Labour said about meeting with us, but as we talk, nobody has reached out to us for any meeting. We don’t know when the meeting will be called. However, I think before going to the press to announce any proposed meeting, what ought to have been done is to inform us. Anyway, we are waiting for the meeting when it is called,” he said.
Asked what would be the next line of action, Osodeke said the national leadership of the union would decide that.
Source: Vanguard Newspapers