ASUU may ratify strike suspension on Monday, disowns Twitter account




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ABUJA – ’s university lecturers the umbrella the Academic Staff Union Universities (ASUU) may have decided to suspend their eight-month-long strike and will ratify the decision tomorrow, Monday, 23 November 2020, an inside source disclosed .

“Strike has been suspended. We are only waiting for ratification Monday,” the source said.

Another source told News Express: “I know they will address the press and call off the strike tomorrow or Monday.”

News Express had evening the suspension the strike, quoting a tweet by Official__ASUU @ASUUNGR, which claims to be the official Account ASUU.

A tweet at the handle had said:

NEWS –

“ASUU STRIKE HAS BEEN SUSPENDED!

“The Union apologize for all inconvenience caused to and .”

The apparently fake tweet came less than 24 hours after the Federal Government caved and offered a cumulative sum N65 billion to ASUU to address earned academic allowances and revitalisation universities.

ASUU President, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi

However, reacting to the story, president of ASUU, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, told The PUNCH that the strike is still on.

He also announced that the organisation does not operate a account.

“ASUU does not have a account. Many people have been bombarding me with telephone calls and I can’t answer again. If we to call off our strike, we will address a press conference and that is how we operate,” Prof. Ogunyemi said. (News Express)