If majority of the lecturers in every university agree to accept the offer of the federal government, it means that the national leadership of ASUU will call off the strike on or before Friday, 15th November,2013 as all the results of the congresses would have been collated latest by Wednesday.
Journalists gathered from reliable sources that the national leadership had briefed the zonal chapters of the union on the outcome of the recent meeting with President Goodluck Jonathan.
A source close to the leadership told journalists in Zaria yesterday that “The zonal congresses where held on Wednesday 6th November, 2013. For example, the Kano Zone meeting was held at the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU Zaria)
“At the end of the meeting the body language of ASUU chairmen that make up the zone and attended the meeting indicated that they may accept the offer of the president, but you know this depends on the outcome of the congresses of the various Universities that make up each zone.
“All the Universities in Nigeria that are participating in the strike will now hold their individual congresses on Monday, 11th November,2013 to brief their lecturers on what the president has offered. If majority of the lecturers in every University agree to accept the offer of the federal government, it means that the national leadership of ASUU will call off the strike on or before Friday, 15th November,2013 as all the results of the congresses would have been collated latest by Wednesday.
“We are optimistic but it depends on the decision that individual lecturers would make,” the source said.
Chairman of ASUU-ABU Zaria chapter, Dr. Muhammad Kabir Aliyu, confirmed that ABU Zaria would have its congress on Monday next week.
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