According to the union, the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has not yet called off its current industrial action as of 12:30 p.m.
Stories and social media posts from Tuesday morning stated that the union had called off the strike after meeting with the House of Representatives’ leadership on Monday.
ASUU declared on Monday that it could finally see “light at the end of the tunnel” for the first time since going on strike on February 14.
ASUU President Emmanuel Osodeke, however, stated that the union has not paused the strike in a brief response to Premiumtimes’ inquiry over the strike.
He called reports that his union had put the strike on hold “false.”
Meanwhile, a union source told reporters that between today (Tuesday) and tomorrow, there would be briefings at the union’s various zones and a gathering of the branches (Wednesday).
They just departed Abuja this morning, according to the source, and some will attend their Zonal meetings today and some tomorrow.
The National Executive Council of the union will then meet to decide whether to suspend the strike, the source continued.
Last Friday, the Court of Appeal ruled that ASUU must halt its strike before pursuing its appeal of the Industrial Court’s ruling.
While ASUU has not immediately complied with the court’s judgment, it has been in communication with the House of Representatives’ leadership and has held numerous meetings.