by Dare Lawal
It’s unclear why the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) made their meeting such a top secret but there are reports that the NEC meeting of the union took place at the Bayero University, Kano, on Friday.
No details has emerged yet on what transpired. In fact it took the ingenuity of reporters to even know that such a meeting was holding as ASUU leaders switched off their phones and held the meeting in a secret location.
The meeting which is supposed to decide whether the union would accept the government’s latest offer or continue with their four month old strike is one of the most closely followed events in recent times. It was originally scheduled for last week but was called off following the untimely death of a former president of the union, Festus Iyayi, who died in an auto accident involving the convoy of the Kogi State Governor, Idris Wada, on his way to Kano to attend the NEC meeting.
On Friday, reporters made frantic efforts to trace the venue of the meeting without success. However vehicles belonging to the members of the union were seen on campus.
The Punch newspaper however quotes a source who said that all the union’s national officers as well as other branch chairmen had arrived at the ancient city for the assembly.