Following a tweet by a handle, @Official_ASUU, the Academic Staff Union of Universities has said it does not have an official Twitter handle and has no plans of going on strike anytime soon. The user had tweeted, thinking of going on another three months strike action which received a lot of backlash, as the Nigeria Twitter community perceived the handle as the official Twitter handle of the union.
ASUU President, Professor Biodun Ogunyemi, also said it denounces the handle and was set to take further action against those operating the account. Professor Ogunyemi made it known that ASUU does not have an official Twitter handle, those who are operating that handle are fraudsters. So, we are issuing a statement to denounce that handle, and that is to enable us to take further action against those operating that account.
Arising from that, it means that nobody should take anything posted from that account serious. The union said that they are engaging government on how to implement the Memorandum of Action and are working with government to activate the MOA, to make sure that all the provisions of the MOA are met, within the timeframe.
Our students have nothing to fear because our members are compassionate and so are not looking at immediate action, instead they are engaging the government on the MOA. And at this moment some of our members are making sacrifices. Some have lost their annual leave and some that are supposed to go on sabbatical have elected to stay behind to cover lost ground.