News of resumption on Twitter ‘fake news’, ASUU

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The Chairman of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), University of Calabar branch, John Edor has described as “fake news”, the story that the union has called off its eight-month old strike.

Edor debunked the rumour in a telephone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday.

He was reacting to a statement on Twitter purportedly credited to the union, calling off the strike.

“As I talk to you now, ASUU does not have a Twitter account, so I wonder where that statement came from. As far as I am concerned, it is fake news,” he said.

The chairman, however, said a meeting between ASUU and the Federal Government on the lingering strike may hold on Friday.

The union has been on an indefinite strike since April 4 and has held meetings severally with the Federal Government to resolve the impasse.

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