Academic Staff Union of Universities Denies Issuing Industrial Action Notice. The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has denied issuing a warning strike notice to the Federal Government.
It would be recalled that a news report, which was published last weekend, alleged that the lecturers in Nigerian uniersities will embark of a warning strike come October 2nd.
However, speaking in a statement released on Tuesday, the UniAbuja ASUU Chairman Acad, Dr Ben Ugheoke, said that he did not grant any interview or issue a statement on pending strike contrary to reports.
The statement read: “My attention has been drawn to a publication online and on social media captioned- ASUU: union to begin strike October 2nd.
“The story is said to have been authored originally by Press Team of University of Abuja.
“The general public and ASUU National Executive Council (NEC) 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.
“That are aimed at revitalising the university and indeed the education system of Nigeria.”
He urged members of the public and stakeholders to disregard the report as it did not originate from him.
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