The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) is set to hold weigh options of calling off its eight-month-old strike after its meeting with the Femi Gbajabiamila-led House of Representatives.
This was disclosed by Emmanuel Osodeke, president of ASUU.
Prof. Osodeke did not specify when the meeting would be held, but according to sources, voting would occur between Tuesday and Wednesday.
Typically, decisions are put to a vote in ASUU branches across the country; the results are then sent to the National Executive Council of ASUU for final approval.
Following orders from the National Industrial Court and the Court of Appeal for the union to return to the classroom, ASUU will now have to hold a deliberation to consider options of calling off its strike.
Though Prof. Osodeke did not confirm the time of the meeting, sources claim voting will occur between Tuesday and Wednesday.
Many anticipate that the union will call off the strike, allowing students at public universities across the nation to resume their studies.
ASUU’s legal representative, Femi Falana, hinted that the strike would soon come to an end.
Mr. Falana declared that the legal counsel he provided to his clients was private and confidential. However, I can guarantee that the strike will be called off soon.
The union also met with Femi Gbajabiamila, Speaker of the House of Assembly, on Monday.