The referendum was to decide whether to suspend the industrial action which has crippled activities in the nation’s universities for three months or to continue until the federal government meets the demands of the lecturers.
Reports reaching us has it that the referendum was organized by the national leadership of the union which directed its coordinators at the zones to meet with their various chairmen over the action.
The leadership of the union had on Monday directed that all chapters of the union conduct referendum to decided whether or not the strike would be called off.
Outcome of referendum
Results at the zonal congress showed that majority of the members voted for the continuation of the strike because they doubted government ’s sincerity in fulfilling its new promises.
University of Ibadan, Akwa Ibom State University and University of Calabar, amongst other universities voted for the continuation of the strike.
University of Uyo, University of Benin and University of Nigeria, Nsukka were among the few universities who were competent with the offer from federal government and wanted the industrial action to be suspended.