The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has declared that its members are not in a hurry to call off the prolonged strike, adding that the union did not reach an agreement with the federal government.
But speaking to Daily Post, Dr. Edor J. Edor, the ASUU Chairman of University of Calabar, explained that the lingering strike was also in the interest of students.
Dr. Edor stated that only the union branches can suspend the current nationwide industrial action, adding that branches would hold their congresses next week to decide would if the strike should be called off.
He said: “It’s the branches of ASUU that has the supreme power to say we have heard government’s proposal and are comfortable or we are not comfortable.
“For now, the branches have not held their congresses and we may hold our congresses early next week then we will decide if to call off strike or not.
“The situation as it is now is that between ASUU and the federal government there is no agreement yet.
“Nigerian government should at least look into the welfare of our members. We are hell bent on government solving this problem this time substantially, we are not in a hurry to suspend this action.”