President Muhammadu Buhari will be key in the coming hours if the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) is to end the ongoing strike.
VANTAGE NEWS reports that the decision of the Federal Government to implement the No-Work-No-Pay policy is the major issue preventing the lecturers from ending the 8-month-old industrial action.
It was learnt that the union is still awaiting the decision of Buhari, on the no-work-no-pay rule invoked by the Federal Government since its strike began eight months ago.
A source told The Punch that the President’s decision on the matter is key to a decision the union will take on whether to call off the strike or continue.
It was also learnt that only the President can grant the waiver for the arrears of the striking lecturers to be paid.
“The issue of the no-work-no-pay has not been resolved yet. We are still waiting for Mr President,” the source said.
Another source said, “It is only the President who can give that waiver at the moment. He has to forgive them. He is very hurt that they caused a delay for students.”
VANTAGE NEWS had earlier reported that branches of ASUU began consultations late on Tuesday and is expected to continue on Wednesday (today) over the possibility of calling off the strike.
It was also gathered that the union’s National Executive Council will meet on the matter on Thursday to take a final decision.
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