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STRIKE: ASUU DENIES SUSPENSION RUMOUR, TWITTER ACCOUNT

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The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has debunked a newspaper story indicating that the union may conditionally suspend its five-month old industrial action on Tuesday.

Southwest zonal coordinator of ASUU, Professor Oyebamiji Oyegoke made the clarification when he called in on the BCOS Oluyole FM Newspaper review programme ‘Conversation with Tola and Dammy’.
Professor Oyegoke said the story is far from the truth as the federal government has not shown any serious commitment to meeting ASUU’s demands.

He attributed the fake news to deliberate manipulations scheming and peddling of falsehood allegedly masterminded by the federal government and the minister of labour.
He added that union has not in any way contemplated calling off the industrial action at this time.

Meanwhile, a member of ASUU, Dr. Adegoke who called in from Lanlate on the programme confirmed that the union does not maintain an official twitter handle.
He was reacting to a newspaper reports that ASUU on its official twitter handle indicated that it would on Tuesday suspend its five month old strike conditionally.

Dr. Adegoke made it known that ASUU would not disseminate such vital information via the social media but rather through, the various zonal bodies of the union after a general meeting or congress of the union.
According to him the union had no reason whatsoever to terminate the strike abruptly, and would be willing to make whatever sacrifice is necessary for the government to accede to the union’s demands.

He said the controversial tweet should be disregarded in its entirety as the federal government has not even met the demands of the striking university industrial unions.

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