The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, through her leaders, has disclosed that she is still meeting her members to know what her reply to the offers the Federal Government made to put an end to the eight months strike will be.
According to the chairman, meetings with members are still ongoing in all universities across the country and also with other critical stakeholders.
“We have what the government is offering and have transmitted same to our members all over and we are meeting to decide on what the next line of action will be. You know, a tree does not make a forest, and our union is democratic in nature and practice.
“As for how long the meetings would take, I cannot say but it may go beyond this week. Whatever we decide on is definitely going to be in national interest, the interest of our children, the interest of our members and the good ofl all, ” he said.
Remember, after a series of meetings between the leadership of the union and the Federal Government team led by the Minister of Labour, Dr Chris Ngige, the government promised to pay the withheld salaries of lecturers ranging from four to eight months.
The government also said it would release N75 billion for the revitalisation of the system and the payment of Earned Academic Allowances.
Students all over the country are hoping the consultation will bring forth good news so they can all return to their institutions of learning.