There are strong indications that the meeting between the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and the Federal Government has been shifted till further notice when normaly is restored in the country.
It could be recalled that they have also agreed to call off the ongoing industrial action by the union after meeting with FG today 21st, October 2020.
The reason for the indefinite postponement of the meeting is due to the ongoing crisis in the country between the Nigeria security forces and the #endsars Protesters which have left the country with a lot of destruction and grievances from yesterday attacks by the Nigerian military at the lekki toll gate on peaceful protesters.
The chairman of the union had said that and it reads;
We are just waiting for the invitation. Whatever government has in mind; it is there that it will be discussed. And whatever government comes up with at that time, our representatives cannot say yes or no, it must be brought back to our members for our final say. It is only our NEC that has the right to accept a government offer or reject it.” On the issue of reopening of universities, he noted that ASUU is kicking against the re-opening of universities because it is not convinced about the preparedness of these institutions to comply with stipulated.
NCDC’s COVID-19 protocols on opening of schools. He said: “sometimes, you find about 1000 or more than 2000 students. How can social distancing be practiced there and the issue of washing of hands they are talking about. How many universities have good running water systems?
That is why we are now telling the government, let the universities ensure that they provide all these facilities as stipulated by NCDC, before this schools reopen”