ASUU Gives Update After Meeting With Federal Government Ended In Deadlock

The Academic Staff Union of Universities has given an update after meeting with the federal government ended in a deadlock.

Following the meeting with FG, the National Strike Organising Committee of the Academic Staff Union of Universities has now met.

The meeting is to decide on the way forward concerning the ongoing strike by the union.

The committee is made up of senior officials of the union.

This is as the zonal meetings will commence by the end of the week after which branches would go ahead with congresses, Punch reported.

A member of the union’s National Executive Council, who did not want his name in print because he was not permitted to speak on the matter, disclosed this to The PUNCH.

“The National Strike Organising Committee will meet today (Wednesday), after which zonal meetings will commence this weekend and then congresses will be held.

“From there, information will be passed to our members on the next development; the president alone cannot decide, there are processes,” he said.

Meanwhile, ASUU President, Prof Emmanuel Osodeke, on Wednesday, urged Nigerian students not to vote for politicians who have their children studying in institutions outside the country.

Osodeke spoke on a Twitter Space Webinar organised by Premium Times and tagged, ‘ASUU strike, Revitalisation Fund and the Way Forward.’

“Anybody you believe cannot take care of your interests, whose children are busy studying abroad, who are living abroad, don’t vote for them.

“I repeat, you don’t need to vote for them, because you don’t vote for people who will take your life,” he said.

The PUNCH reports that the ASUU has been on strike since February 14, 2022,

A meeting the union had with the Federal Government ended in a deadlock on Tuesday.