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Strike: ASUU branches meet today, exco on Wednesday

By The Citizen


All branches of Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, will hold their congresses today to brief members on President Goodluck Jonathan's offer.

Nigeria public universities have been closed down over four months as a result of the Federal Government's inability to implement the agreement it entered into in 2010 with lecturers..

According to a reliable source, today's congresses in all the universities is for the chairmen to brief members on the outcome of their meeting with President Jonathan.

'Today's meeting of the various branches would be communicated to the national leadership of the union, which will in turn convene an emergency NEC meeting between Wednesday and Thursday this week to consider the positions of various branches. Branches throughout the country will be holding their congresses on Monday (today) to brief our members on the outcome of the meeting with the President.

'It is at the meeting that the various branches will take position and communicate same to the national leadership Monday evening, then an emergency NEC meeting would be convened between Wednesday and Thursday.

'We have not been told of the venue, but we were told to prepare because it would take two days by road from my branch,' he said.