The Federal Government and Non-Academic Staff Union of Universities and Associated Institutions (NASU) and Senior Staff Union of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) would meet next Thursday after the two unions must have taken resolutions from their branches nationwide in a renewed bid to end NASU’s strike action.
General Secretary, NASU, Peters Adeyemi, made this known in Abuja, Friday.
He said that the strike started early today and would be sustained even during further negotiation with the government.
“I can confirm to you that the positions taken in that circular to our branches remain the same. The strike is ongoing and would be sustained till resolutions are reached on all the issues in dispute. I can also confirm that both NASU and SSANU would be taking resolutions from their branches next Tuesday.
The resolutions would form the core of what would be taken to the Thursday meeting with the Federal Government. The Joint Action Committee (JAC) of both groups are well organised. We lack the powers to take any decision on our own; the power lies in our branches. Whatever they decide would be collated and then that would be what we would take to the Thursday meeting.”
A circular dated February 3, this year, jointly signed by Adeyemi and SSANU President, Mohammed Ibrahim, directed the branches to convene joint general meetings yesterday to deliberate on the outcome of the meeting held with the Federal Government and also reaffirmed the commencement of the strike.
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