ASUU Debunks Strike Rumour Started By Twitter Account @ASUUNGR

ASUU Debunks Strike Rumour Started By Twitter Account @ASUUNGR

By News Agency of Nigeria on March 5, 2019
Biodun Ogunyemi, ASUU, FG
Pic.1. From left: Former President of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Prof. Nasir Isa; President of ASUU, Biodun Ogunyemi; and the Vice President, Prof. Emmanuel Osodeke, at a news conference on the state of the nation in Abuja on Monday (14/8/17). 04255/14/8/2017/Albert otu/JAU/NAN

The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, on Monday, March 4, 2019, denied embarking on another strike after its just concluded three months strike.

“The Academic Staff Union of Universities has denied embarking on another strike or making any fresh demands,” the Union said on Monday

“The president of the union, Professor Biodun Ogunyemi in an interview yesterday said the reports that the union had embarked on another strike are false,” its added.

The rumour started after the union’s unverified Twitter account replied to a tweet asking “Whatcha doin?” with a statement, “Thinking of going on another 3 months strike action..,” which suggested that the union may be prepared to start another strike

The commission recently suspended its almost three-month nationwide strike which started on the 4th November 2018.

The strike followed the Union’s demand for the implementation of previous agreements to improve universities funding.

After a series of meetings between the Nigerian government officials and members of the union, ASUU directed its members to return to classrooms.

ASUU said it hoped that “the government would be truthful in the disbursement of the funds for the revitalisation of public universities in accordance with the recommendation of the NEEDS assessment report.”


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