The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has denied that its members issued a strike notice to the Nigerian government over unpaid dues as reported by some newspapers.
A statement had earlier been credited to the Chairman of its Abuja’s chapter, Dr Ben Ugheoke, threatening that the union would embark on a warning strike on October 2, 2016.
However, on Tuesday, in a rebuttal, Ugheoke, stated that the reports were false and unfounded as he did not grant any interview or issue a statement on pending strike.
The statement read: “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.’’
Dr. Ugheoke therefore urged the public and other stakeholders in the education sector to disregard the report as it did not originate from him.