ASUU strike update: Lecturers to hold crucial NEC meeting today, may return to classes

by ‘Jola Sotubo


The end of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) strike might just be near as the National Executive Council (NEC)of the body is set to hold an important meeting today.

The light at the end of the tunnel of the 5-month long strike shone through last week as the Federal Government and the union finally came to an agreement and signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to that effect.

The meeting is slated to hold at the Federal University of Technology in Minna, the capital of Niger.

The Sun reports:

 At the truce meeting witnessed by the President of the NLC, Abdulwahed Omar, the Minister of Education, Nyesom Wike and Permanent Secretary of the ministry, MacJohn Nwaobiala, among other stakeholders, ASUU and the Federal Government entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) detailing that none of the striking lecturers would be subjected to victimisation as a result of the strike.

The MoU, which ASUU’s President, Nasir Fagge would be presenting before the NEC members today for further deliberation as a prelude to ending the almost six months strike, also detailed how the N200billion deposited  with the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) by government would be disbursed among the universities.



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