By Harry Awurumibe, Editor Abuja Bureau
The end of the protracted strike may be in sight as the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has directed its various chapters nationwide to hold Congresses to deliberate on the eight-month old strike embarked upon by the Union with a view of taking a final decision on the vexed issue.
This followed a recent push towards agreement between the Union and the Federal Government, which led to the government suspending a key requirement for the lecturers to be enrolled in the Integrated Personnel Payroll Information System (IPPIS), which, ASUU had rejected.
ASUU on Tuesday said in a tweet on its official handle @ASUUNGN: “The leadership of ASUU has asked its various chapters nationwide to hold congress meetings between Monday and Wednesday to deliberate the resolutions on the items being discussed in order to make a decision about the lingering strike embarked upon by the union 8 months ago.”
Prompt News reports that the call for Congresses is also coming in the wake of the government’s decision to release N30 billion earned allowances to the union.