The leadership of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), today convene a crucial National Executive Council (NEC) meeting.
DailyPost gathered that the meeting has been scheduled to hold at the Federal University of Technology, Minna, Niger State.
Today’s meeting is on the heels of a peace deal brokered by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) on the impasse between ASUU and the Federal Government.
Last Wednesday, President of the NLC, Abdulwahed Omar, the Minister of Education, Nyesom Wike and Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, MacJohn Nwaobiala, among others, witnessed the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). The MoU had stated that none of the striking lecturers would be victimised because of the strike.
The MoU, which ASUU President, Nasir Fagge would be presenting before the NEC members today for further deliberation, includes agreement on the N200billion deposited with the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) for the universities as intervention fund.
On Saturday, Professor Ike Odimegwu, Chairman of ASUU Chapter, Nnamdi Azikwe University, told DailyPost that the Union stands by its promise to make public its decision on or before Wednesday, December 18, 2013.
“You know we reached that agreement and signed it 6pm last Wednesday (Dec. 11), he said.
“After that, we promised Nigerians that we will communicate our decision within a week.”
“What that means is, there is still ample time to do so until 6pm of next Wednesday. The people should not be agitated. On our part, we are ready to effect our side of the deal, so no cause for alarm.”
The Union action which clocks 169 days today, brought academic activities on campuses nationwide to its knees .
Their action was a response to Federal Government’s failure to implement the 2009 pact both parties reached.