The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, has denied media reports saying it was planning to embark on a one-week warning strike. The News Agency of Nigeria NAN yesterday quoted the Chairman of the University of Abuja chapter of ASUU, Ben Ugheoke, as saying the union will on October 2nd embark on a one week warning strike to press home their demands fro the full implementation of the 2009 agreements they had with the Federal government.
In an interview with Premiumtimes today, Ugheoke denied making such an announcement in an interview he granted a NAN reporter.
“A certain reporter in NAN is responsible for this damage. As a result of this falsified report, I am facing a panel later tonight from ASUU National body. I have reached out to the NAN reporter and he told me it was a mix-up. He also begged me to save his job. We have never given a date for any form of strike, whether warning strike or full blown strike. There was nothing like a date fixed for a strike” he said.
Ugheoke says he hopes the agency will release a rebuttal to the false report soon. ASUU on August 31st, threatened to embark on a nationwide strike over the non-implementation of its 2009 agreement with the Federal Government.