The President of ASUU, Emmanuel Osodeke, a professor, told reporters on Saturday that the union would consider the appeal and make its decision known.
He confirmed that NIREC appealed to the striking unions on Thursday. He said such appeals are not new to ASUU.
“It is an appeal and our members would consider it. It is not a request but an appeal and appeals are usually for consideration.”
Mr Osodeke, however, did not say when the union would decide. He said “When the decision is taken, everyone would know,” he said.
Meanwhile, the JAC while reacting on behalf of JAC of SSANU and NASU on Saturday, the national vice-president of SSANU for the Western zone, Abdussobur Salaam, said the unions have referred the appeal to various organs of the unions for consideration.
Mr Salaam said members of NIREC are respected religious elders and role models in society. He appreciated them for their intervention.
“Everyone is respected, and especially the NIREC leadership. But we have found ourselves at this level because of the insincerity of the government. So it is also important for the government to be appealed to for a change of character.
“We have referred the appeal to the relevant organs of our unions and I can assure you that in the coming days, our decision will be made public.”