Nigeria’s university teachers’ union, the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU has denied reports that its members have issued a strike notice to the Federal over unpaid dues as reported by some newspapers.
Dr Ben Ugheoke, Chairman, University of Abuja chapter of ASUU said in a statement on Tuesday that the union has not issued strike notice to the Federal Government contrary to media reports.
He also denied granting any interview or issuing a statement on a 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,” the University of Abuja ASUU Chairman said in the statement.
Dr. Ugheoke therefore urged the public and other stakeholders in the education sector to disregard the report as it did not originate from him.