Branches of the Academic Staff Union of Universities will commence traditional voting today (Tuesday)and tomorrow (Wednesday) over the ongoing strike by the union, YOMSDIRECT gathered.
The decision of the various branches will be transmitted to the National Executive Council for final decision.
A highly-placed source within the NEC disclosed this in a chat with our correspondent in Abuja on Tuesday.
“We got the directive after the meeting with the speaker yesterday(Monday). The intervention was timely. Branches will vote between today and tomorrow after which the decisions will be convened to the NEC,” the source said.
YOMSDIRECT reports that the new development comes on the heels of the meeting with the speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, who called several meetings between the union and the side of the Federal Government.
The lead counsel to ASUU, Femi Gbajabiamila, SAN had also explained to The PUNCH that the strike would be over in a few days.
ASUU had on Monday, February 14, 2022 embarked on a strike over what the union described as the failure of the government to meet lingering demands of the union.