Nigerian lecturers under the umbrella of the Academic Union are members of the National Labour Union and ASUU has earlier threatened to join the strike once the NLC orders the strike to begin.
However, according to Reports, ASUU National President, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi has on Wednesday, September 26, 2018, said that he could not ask lecturers to join the nationwide industrial action without an approval from the ASUU executives and trustees.
He said, “we are part of the NLC. We are an affiliate of the NLC. But we are waiting for the final decision and we are consulting. I am also consulting with the ASUU leadership.”
Meanwhile, lecturers in Imo state have reportedly announced their readiness to join the strike on Wednesday, September 26, 2018 during a press conference at the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State.
The union at a press briefing at the University of Lagos, UNILAG on Tuesday, September 25, 2018, rejected the offer describing it as a blackmail.
Ogunyemi also said the union will not back down in its efforts to sanitise the university system in the country, saying the government the should do the needful or the union goes on strike again.