As the 3 months warning strike embarked on by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) comes to an end today, there a re indications that the union will declare an indefinite strike, ODUNEWS reports.
The Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, had during a meeting with the striking National Association of Academic Technologists on Friday, promised to meet with ASUU this week.
But the National President of ASUU, Prof. Emmanuel Osodeke, told one of our correspondents on Sunday that the union had yet to receive any notice of a meeting from any Federal Government ministry.
“No, we have not received any notice of meeting from them. They didn’t call us. We are not begging them to meet with us and we will not go to them if they do not invite us. It is part of his (Ngige’s) political campaign, we didn’t receive any invite,” he said.
When asked what would be ASUU’s decision at the end of its two-month rollover strike which ends on Friday, Osodeke said, “My people will decide.”
He added, “No meeting, if we do not hear from them, our National Executive Council will meet at the expiration of this week.”
According to reports, NEC had previously authorised the national leadership to direct members to go on indefinite strike if no tangible results were achieved during the eight-week warning strike.