There are indications that the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) may declare a total and indefinite strike in the coming days barring a last minute change of mind by stakeholders within the union.
The Lagos State University (LASU) chapter of the union at its congress on Thursday resolved on a total and indefinite strike to press home ASUU’s demands for the payment of N880 billion intervention fund by the federal government and the licensing of Nigerian Universities Pension Management Company (NUPEMCO).
All other chapters of ASUU across the country are believed to have also held similar congresses on Thursday on the directive of the national executive council (NEC) of the lecturers’ body.
Options given to the chapters were said to have been: a total and indefinite strike, a one-month strike, one week notice, and no strike at all.
A final decision will be made at the meeting of the NEC on Friday in Abuja based on the outcome of the chapter congresses.