ASUU Has Not Declared Any Strike Yet, Says Official

The Academic Staff Union of Universities, popularly known as ASUU said that they are yet to declare an industrial action.

The clarification comes on the heels of a report  that they would commence a one-week warning strike on October 2, 2016.The publication allegedly credited the report to the University of Abuja-ASUU Chapter Chairman, Dr. Ben Ugheoke.

Dr Ben Ugheoke, the Chairman, Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) University of Abuja’s chapter, says the union has not issued strike notice to the Federal Government.

In a statement issued in Abuja on Tuesday, he said that he did not grant any interview or issue a statement on pending strike as it was reported.

“My attention has been drawn to a publication online and on social media captioned UniAbuja ASUU to begin strike on Oct. 2.

“The public and ASUU National Executive Council should know and note that no one came, either as journalist or any press team, to interview me.

“I hereby denounce such a publication as the work of mischief makers, targeted at misleading the unsuspecting public about the trajectory of the struggles of ASUU.

“ASUU is committed to revitalising the University of Abuja and indeed, the education system of Nigeria,’’ he said in the statement. He urged the public and stakeholders to disregard the report as it did not originate from him.

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