The leadership of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, yesterday held a closed-door meeting with the representatives of the federal government at the Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment in Abuja.
The meeting was to allow the striking lecturers brief the government on the outcome of the congresses by various university and State chapters of ASUU.
Fabinfos reported how the various chapters of ASUU across the country held congresses to review the offer of the federal government and decide whether or not to suspend their strike.
The outcome of the meeting was that some of the ASUU branches wanted the strike suspended while others voted for a continuation.
Although the ASUH National Executive Council reportedly met late Friday night to collate the stance of the various chapters, officials have kept sealed lips on what the decision of the lecturers is; until Friday’s unannounced meeting.
The spokesperson of the Ministry of Labour and Employment, Samuel Olowookere, made it known that there will be another meeting between the government and ASUU by 3 p.m. on Monday.
The lecturers have been on strike for one month over several issues including non-payment of due salaries, allowances and poor funding of universities.