The National Executive Council (NEC) meeting of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) is going to decide on offers made by the Federal Government team last week to persuade its striking members to return to work. It would be recalled that various zones of ASUU had met to consider the offer as well as inputs from the various branches for presentation to the NEC.
ASUU had embarked on an indefinite strike on August 14, accusing government of failure to redeem the terms of agreement signed in 2009 and Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) endorsed by both parties in 2012. A source close to ASUU told INDEPENDENT that the offer from the Federal Government fell short of the demands made by the union and a far cry from the 2009 agreement and the 2013 MoU. According to sources It is up to NEC to take a position on the ongoing strike, saying that.members are prepared for a long strike depending on government s disposition to early recall and resolution of all issues involved.