As students in the nationâ€™s universities await the official response of their lecturers under the auspices of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), the much awaited meeting of the unionâ€™s National Executive Committee (NEC) would hold today.
ASUU had last Wednesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the federal government on the agreement it reached with the government.
The meeting is scheduled to hold at the Federal University of Technology, Minna, the Niger State capital.
It was gathered that a decision is expected to be taken at the meeting on whether the government, by acceding to ASUUâ€™s demand to include its â€˜freshâ€™ demands in the now signed MoU, has shown enough good faith for the union to suspend its six months old strike.
An ASUU official confirmed the scheduled meeting to THISDAY yesterday.
The official, who did not want his name to be disclosed, confirmed that there was a possibility that the NEC officials would find the contents of the MoU acceptable and suspend the strike.
â€œOne of our demands was that the agreements from the 13 hour meeting be put into a MoU. We also requested that our people should not be victimised and the salary arrears should be paid.
â€œWe asked that all these be included in the MoU. So, the MoU was our doing and before Dr. Nasir Fagge signed it publicly, it meant that it was acceptable to us,â€ the official said.
Our fingers are crossed!