Following agitations from the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU over unpaid funds and plans to go on strike, it has been reported that the body has postponed its decision on strike, saying that consultations are still ongoing.
This was reportedly disclosed in a press statement issued by the union after its National Executive Council meeting on Saturday in Abuja.
According to the statement, “NEC was worried by the spirited efforts of government agents to reduce the demands of ASUU to a regime of intermittent payment of watered-down revitalisation fund and release of distorted and grossly devalued Earned Academic Allowances.”
The statement noted that, “ASUU shall not relent in demanding improvement in the welfare and conditions of service of our members. However, we shall resist any attempt to blackmail the union and derail our patriotic struggle for a productive university system by official propaganda founded on tokenism and crumb-sharing.”
It continued that, “However, considering the ongoing intervention and consultation efforts, NEC resolved to review the situation at a later date with a view to deciding on the next line of action.”