National Executive Council, NEC of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU will decide whether members should go on strike or not over some demands being made of the government, the union president, Prof. Emmanuel Osodeke revealed.
He said the union was still consulting and sensitising members on the issues involved, noting that the declaration of yesterday as a lecture free day was also to show the displeasure of the union with the way government was handling the matter.
Speaking in an interview, Osodeke, who said the union was still consulting and sensitising members. He said:
“We declared Monday (yesterday) as a lecture free day for members to sensitise our members and let the government know that we are not happy with the manner the issue is being handled. After all this, we will collate views and opinions of our members from across the country.
“Based on what our members say, the National Executive Council, NEC, of our great union will meet and decide whether to resume our suspended strike or not. The leaders of the union don’t act unilaterally, we act based on what our members ask us to do.”
The zonal leaderships of the union are expected to begin collating views of their branches on the issue this week for onward transmission to the national leadership.
The Lagos Zone of the union, for instance, has fixed a meeting for today at the University of Lagos, UNILAG.