‘We have no Twitter account,’ respite as ASUU denies nationwide strike fake news

It was a respite for millions of Nigerian students, parents, and education stakeholders as the Academic Staff Union of Universities disowned a Twitter account named ‘ASUU chairman’ that declared an indefinite strike by the academic union.

Many news platforms and bloggers quoting the fake Twitter account, had reported that ASUU has declared an ‘indefinite strike.

Executives of ASUU, including the National President, Prof. Emmanuel Osodeke, had confirmed that the union has no Twitter account.

One of the misleading tweets on the handle read, “#ASUU Finally the meeting has ended. Expect an official report. This is against our wish but we have to put the needs of our union first, I announce to you with a heavy heart the commencement of a nationwide strike starting from 14th February till our needs are met.”

Apart from the fake Twitter account, an image is also being circulated online.

The image mostly shared on WhatsApp has the photo of the former ASUU chairman, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi.

Meanwhile, the current ASUU chairman is Prof. Emmanuel Osodeke.

The caption on the image read, “ASUU update 2022: All universities are suspended from having lectures from 14th February”, but officials of ASUU have confirmed that their decision on the strike would be announced on Monday.

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