ASUU Strike 2013 Update: Is This It? Lecturers Expected To Hold NEC Meeting This Friday


The ASUU strike 2013 continues, but the latest update is good news–the union’s postponed meeting is expected to be held on November 22.

The union is still expected to end the strike at the meeting, which was postponed after the sudden death of former union president Festus Iyayi.

Friday’s meeting may or may not be held at Bayero University in Kano, where the meeting was slated to be originally held, an official told the Daily Independent on condition of anonymity.

Union leadership said that it was never planning on canceling the meeting for good, only to hold a 7-day mourning period for Iyayi.

Once the meeting is held, and provided the strike is called off, the strike would likely officially end on Monday, culminating with another meeting between union leadership and President Goodluck Jonathan.

Supervisory Minister of Education Nyesom Wike over the weekend led a group of government officials to the former residence of Iyayi in Benin City on a condolence visit.

Wike said that the federal government would implement all agreements it reached with the ASUU.

“President Goodluck Jonathan and the entire administration are deeply pained by the sudden death of the former ASUU National President who played a key part in the negotiations between ASUU and the Federal Government,” Wike said in a statement.

“We recall the significant contributions of Professor Iyayi during the 13-hour negotiations between President Jonathan and ASUU, which led to a headway in the discussions.

“I want to assure the family that the ideals that the late scholar fought and died for will never be forgotten. The Federal Government will diligently implement the decisions reached in the course of negotiations with ASUU.”

4 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Laraba November 19, 2013 at 3:38 AM - Reply

    Asuu y una no go oficialy tel u wen una wan hod d NEC meetin slf.witch nd wizard lyk una

  2. Uthank November 19, 2013 at 6:48 AM - Reply

    U people hav started posting nonsens agine,that asuu wil hold meeting on friday.

  3. ENIOLA B. CORNELIUS November 19, 2013 at 7:22 AM - Reply

    That is the best option, because no matter how, rock will not offend egg and said there is no way for rock to pass. I mean if rock have to be blam, egg have to take her fate not to atempt to fight bark

  4. Orimolade olatunji November 20, 2013 at 7:45 AM - Reply

    why do u interest and take pleasure in rising the hopes of people by publicizing fake news….pls people,..dnt beliv anything until u hear from asuu themselves..

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