The Academic Staff Union of Universities is scheduled to discuss the decision to end its eight-month strike.
This was revealed to Channels Television by Emmanuel Osodeke, President of the ASUU, in a discussion on Tuesday.
Prof. Osodeke did not specify when the meeting would be held, but according to reports, voting would occur between Tuesday and Wednesday.
Typically, decisions are put to a vote in ASUU branches around the country; the results are then sent to the National Executive Council of ASUU for final approval.
Following orders from the National Industrial Court and the Court of Appeal for the union to return to the classroom, ASUU is now deliberating on ending the strike.
ASUU’s legal representative, Femi Falana, hinted that the strike might soon come to an end in an interview with Channels Television on Monday.
“The legal advice that I will give to my clients is confidential. But I can assure you that the strike will soon be called off,” he had said.
Recall that ASUU, on Monday met with the Speaker of the House of Assembly, Femi Gbajabiamila and at the meeting, Osodeke had said,
“We hope that working together, in the next few days, we can put an end to this particular imbroglio in the Nigerian educational system.”
The union has been on strike since February 14, over the claim that the Federal Government has failed to satisfactorily meet its demands.
The Federal Government claimed it had no money to fulfill those demands, saying that Muhammadu Buhari’s government has witnessed low oil prices since its inception.