The Academic Staff Union of Universities, [ASUU] has said its National Executive Council would meet next week to look at options on whether to embark on strike or not, due to the failure of the Federal Government to meet some of its demands.

The union’s National President, Prof Emmanuel Osodeke made this known in an interview session with newsmen in Abuja on Sunday.

Some of ASUU’s demands include the payment of salary arrears of its members, payment of revitalisation funds of universities, and the development of a new payment platform known as the UTAS platform.

It would be recalled that ASUU had issued an ultimatum to the Federal Government and accused the government of deliberately ignoring its demands.

The Federal Government had, however, insisted that it was working hard on making sure that the association’s demands were met

The union president however said, “For now, there is nothing new from their (government’s) side. They have deliberately continued to do this in a bid to make us bad.

“We have given them enough time and we are sure the public has heard our cries. The NEC will be meeting next week. No particular day yet but it is next week.

“We are hoping they do something before next week. When we meet, we will weigh our options and a decision will be taken.

Osodeke added that “We will update you with other things. But we are meeting next week and they have till next week.”

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