The National Executive Council (NEC) of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) will hold its much-anticipated meeting on Thursday (today) and the meeting will last overnight.
Naija News reports the ASUU leadership meeting is expected to take a final decision on the possibility or otherwise of suspending its current strike action. A source quoted by Punch regarding the meeting confirmed the ASUU leadership will meet overnight and the agenda is about the protracted strike which has been on since February 14. The source said, “We will have a meeting today and it will last overnight so that we will be given enough time to deliberate and make a conclusion.” When pressed for more details, the source however refused to confirm if the union will call off its strike.
Court Okays ASUU Appeal
Meanwhile, the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has been granted leave to appeal the decision of the National Industrial Court of Nigeria delivered on the 21st of September by the Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja. Recall that Justice Polycarp Hamman of the National Industrial Court directed ASUU to return to classrooms after eight months of strike. ASUU which was not pleased with the ruling had on the 28th of September applied to the Court of Appeal to grant it leave to appeal against the interlocutory order of Justice Polycarp Hamman. The union also asked for an order staying the execution of the decision of the National Industrial Court pending the hearing and determination of its appeal.
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