Main entrance of Kaduna state University. File Photo: Saharareporters

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has reportedly directed its various branches to put on hold the proposed emergency congress meant to take final position on its nationwide strike.

The congresses of the branches, it was gathered, were scheduled for Monday to decide on the strike which has been on for five weeks.

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The national body of the union at the weekend reportedly directed its branch chairmen to put on hold the proposed meeting.

On Wednesday, University of Lagos, Lagos State University, University of Ibadan, Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti, Federal University of Technology Akure, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi and Federal University of Technology Minna voted for continuation of the strike.

The following institutions voted for suspension: Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU) Ago Iwoye, Ogun State, Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, Ondo State, Usmanu Danfodio University, Sokoto and University of Port Harcourt.