Just a few hours ago, the Academic Staff Union Of Universities (ASUU) had a meeting with religious leaders, where they appealed to them to call of the strike as soon as possible. It should be recalled that ASUU chairman Professor Osodeke said “It is an appeal and our members would consider it. It is not a request but an appeal and appeals are usually for consideration”.
The national leaders of ASUU and Joint Action Committee (JAC) of SENIOR STAFF ASSOCIATION OF NIGERIAN UNIVERSITIES (SSANU) and NON-ACADEMIC STAFF UNION (NASU), Prof Emmanuel Osodeke and Mr Mohammed Ibrahim, respectively told PUNCH correspondent that the Federal Government and all stakeholders in the education sector and religious leaders had a meeting with the four unions but no strong agreements were reached.
Professor Osodeke went ahead and said He said, “We are not aware that we are calling off the strike. We met but there was nothing concrete between us and the government. Like we said before, we do not want promises, we want actions, if they show action and implement all the issues, we will go to our members, but knowing their antecedents, we know they will not do anything.
This is to tell the public that, the 12-weeks strike might not be called-off!