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ASUU Says Strike Threat A Ruse

Chairman, Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) University of Abuja chapter, Dr Ben Ugheoke, has said 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 October 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. NAN

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