According to the report circulated by the media house that the Academic Staff Union of Universities, (ASUU) was to hold it’s National Executives Committee (NEC) meeting yesterday, saturday, 16th November, 2013, the union leader of university of Ibadan, Dr. Olusegun Ajiboye has claimed that there was no plan for such meeting and that the media were misinformed?
Dr. Olusegun Ajiboye claimed that the rumours which were floating around on thursday and friday last week, that the National Executive Council, NEC, would hold an emergency meeting in Kano on Saturday 16th Nov. were false and not from them.
Dr. Olusegun while speaking in an interview on Diamond FM, University of Ibadan, today sunday, 17th November, stated that no ASUU NEC 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 Prof. Festus Iyayi, a former national chairman of the Union.
It would be recalled that Prof. Festus Iyayi lost his life in a fatal crash, on his way to Bayero University, Kano, BUK, on tuesday, 12th November, where members of the Union were to meet and reach a final decision if to accept the offer of the President or reject it and continue the strike.
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.
Rumour has it that the next ASUU NEC meeting will hold on the 15th January, 2014… remember, this is another rumour that might not be rumour after all. (don’t trust ASUU and FG with anything- trust them only when the Asuu strike is called-off!)
We pray that God gives the family, the fortitude to bear the loss of their illustrious Father, son and friend. Rest in Peace Professor Festus Iyayi.
Meanwhile, ASUU Strike continues until the Union Meet again, we will let you know when the fix the next ASUU NEC meeting and this time we hope it is not another rumour.
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Another report reaching us is that the National Executives Committee (NEC) meeting which was postponed indefinitely, will now take place this Friday, 22nd November, 2013… you can read more about it here-> NEC ASUU Meeting to hold this Friday, 22 November, 2013?