The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) will hold an emergency National Executive Council (NEC) meeting on Thursday.
The meeting it was gathered is to review the positive response from the federal government to its demands.
ASUU is expected to call off its nationwide strike at the NEC meeting which will be held at the union’s headquarters in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
ASUU had directed its zonal branches to collate the views of members through votes during meetings which will be held on Wednesday.
The outcome of the meeting would determine if ASUU would call off the strike late on Thursday or Friday morning.
“They are planning to call it off very soon. All schools are planning to hold an emergency meeting tomorrow. They have called for it,” the source said.
“When they vote, they will send their decision to the national body. And by Thursday, the national body will meet, take a decision, and announce it.”
The source also added that Femi Gbajabiamila, speaker of the house of representatives, played a key role in the progress made with the federal government.
The source added that the federal government had also agreed to pay the backlog of the union’s salary arrears.
“The house of representatives speaker played a pivotal role in every progress made recently. IPPIS will still be used for now, but ASUU will meet with the accountant-general to discuss how they can factor their allowances into the salary,” the source said.
“The accumulated and unpaid allowances are part of the issue. The federal government has also agreed to pay the backlog of their salaries.”
The source said the appeal court ruling that ordered the union to resume work immediately is part of the reasons ASUU is planning to put an end to the strike.
Meanwhile, it was gathered that the union is still awaiting the final decision of the President Muhammadu Buhari on the no-work-no-pay rule invoked by the federal government since ASUU commenced it’s nationwide strike.