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Journalist in trouble over ASUU strike report

14 September 2016, 16:05

Abuja - A reporter with New Agency of Nigeria (NAN) has incurred the wrath of the agency and Chairman of the University of Abuja chapter of  Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, Ben Ugheoke for reporting that the union will embark on strike October 2.

NAN on Tuesday quoted the Ugheoke, as saying the union will on October 2nd embark on a one week warning strike to press home their demands fro the full implementation of the 2009 agreements they had with the Federal government.

In an interview with Premium Times on Wednesday, Ugheoke denied making such an announcement in an interview he granted a NAN reporter.

“A certain reporter in NAN is responsible for this damage. As a result of this falsified report, I am facing a panel later tonight from ASUU National body. I have reached out to the NAN reporter and he told me it was a mix-up. He also begged me to save his job. We have never given a date for any form of strike, whether warning strike or full blown strike. There was nothing like a date fixed for a strike” he said.

Ugheoke says he hopes the agency will release a rebuttal to the false report soon. ASUU on August 31st, threatened to embark on a nationwide strike over the non-implementation of its 2009 agreement with the Federal Government.

ASUU’s Coordinator, Abuja Zone, Dr Theophilus Lagi, had said in the statement that the government had only implemented 30 per cent of the provisions of Universities Needs Assessment document according to News24.

He said that the fund was disbursed indiscriminately to university councils as a fall out of the six months industrial action the union embarked upon in 2009.

Lagi urged the Federal Government to fully implement the 2009 agreement it reached with the union in order to avert another industrial action by the nation’s public universities.

- News 24

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