The federal government through the National Universities Commission (NUC) has withdrawn the directive given to vice- chancellors, pro-chancellors and chairmen of governing councils to reopen universities for resumption of lectures.
This was made known in a circular signed t by the director of finance and account of NUC, Sam Onazi.
“I have been directed to withdraw the NUC Circular Ref: NUC/ES/138/Vol.64/135, and dated September 23, 2022 on the above
subject,” the circular reportedly reads.
“Consequently, the said circular stands withdrawn. All pro-chancellors and chairmen of governing councils, as well as vice-chancellors of federal universities are to please note.
“Further development and information would be communicated to all relevant stakeholders.”
The union has been on strike since February 14 over review of salaries , autonomous for the universities, among others.
Negotiations between the federal government and the union have failed to yield any positive result.
Consequently, the federal government dragged the union to national industrial court to seek the an injunction restraining the union to call if their strike and return to class room.
On September 21, the national industrial court ordered that the union to call off their strike and return to the class room.
After several meetings between the union and the federal government failed to yield any concrete result, the government had filed a suit against ASUU at the national industrial court.
However, the union responded by filing 14 grounds of appeal asking for the stay of execution of the decision of the national industrial court.