The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU yesterday said it would commence a warning strike on Oct. 2nd, 2016, report by the Press Team of University of Abuja says.
The report by the UNIABUJA press reads:
In a statement signed by Mr Ben Ugheoke, the Chairman, University of Abuja chapter of ASUU, it said that the Federal Government had failed to embark on meaningful dialogue with the union.
“We have tried to dialogue with the Federal Government but they have been playing games with us; we will start with a warning strike to show them we are not jokers. ASUU has being trying to get the attention of the Federal Government to intervene in the academic system of universities across Nigeria but it has all been abortive. Consequently, ASUU will give a warning strike which will start on Oct. 2nd. The strike will last for one week, and if they do not give us listening ears, we will start the indefinite strike in November,’’Ugheoke said
In contrast, another report by Daily Post debunks the claim, stating that the Chairman of ASUU never issued such statement.
The report reads:
Ben Ugheoke said the union did not grant any interview or issue a statement on pending strike contrary to reports circulating on the social media.
“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.”
He urged members of the public and stakeholders to disregard the report as it did not originate from him.