The National Executive Council of the Academic Staff of Union of Universities(ASUU) is yet to suspend the ongoing strike action, which has led to a shutdown of academic activities in public universities across the country.
It can be recalled that President Muhammad Buhari gave Minister of education, Adamu Adamu, two weeks to resolve issues of contention regarding the strike by ASUU on 19/7/2022
The Executive Council of ASUU met today, August 1, 2022 but source within confirmed that the meeting, which ended in the early hour, sought to review the activities and progress recorded so far.
It was learned that the union was yet to hear from the minister of education despite the promises made to the president.
“We reviewed the progress made so far, and to be honest, no progress was made. We have not heard from the minister at all. Nobody has reached out to us. I can confirm that calling off the strike is not even a matter of discussion,” a source within the NEC who did not want to be named noted.
But the spokesperson of the ministry of education, Ben Goong, explained that the minister of education is working round the clock to ensure that the strike is called off.
“We can not speak on what we are doing before we make our submissions to the president. The minister is working round the clock to ensure that he carries out the directive of the president. When we get to the point of calling ASUU, we will,” Goong said.
The national president of ASUU, Professor Emmanuel Osodeke, could not be reached for further comments at the time of filing this report.
The strike by the union entered its day 167 today (Monday),