Contrary to media reports that the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU was to hold it’s National Executives Committee meeting yesterday, the union leader of university of Ibadan, Dr. Olusegun Ajiboye has claimed that there was no plan for such meeting.
Dr. Olusegun Ajiboye claimed that stories which made the rounds on Saturday, that the National Executive Council, NEC, would hold an emergency meeting in Kano, were false. Ajiboye was speaking in an interview on Diamond FM, University of Ibadan and stated that no meeting was scheduled for yesterday, as they were still in the middle of a seven-day morning, which was declared in honour of the late Professor Festus Iyayi, a former national chairman of the Union.
It would be recalled that Iyayi lost his life in a fatal crash, on his way to Bayero University, Kano, where members of ASUU were to meet and reach a final decision, on whether to continue with the strike or accept the federal government’s offer. It is hoped that at the expiration of the 7days mourning of Iyayi, the union will reconvene to ratify decision on the lingering strike that has paralysed the academic activities of public universities in the country