Confusion: 'We have not pulled out of ASUU strike', - IMSU lecturers

On Tuesday, lecturers from Imo State University in Owerri announced that they had not withdrawn from the Academic Staff Union of Universities' continuing strike.

In a telephone interview with PUNCH in Owerri, the chairman of ASUU at IMSU, Odinakachukwu Ejiogu, stated that they were still a part of the ASUU's statewide strike.

Ejiogu stated that the IMSU ASUU branch was solely accountable to the national body in response to Ralph Obinjoku, the university's public relations officer, calling on teachers and students to resume academic activities immediately.

He declared that until the national body of the union said otherwise, the university's lecturers would remain on strike.

"We have not abandoned the ASUU strike, Ejiogu stated. We are not currently in the classroom.

"Until the national ASUU authority instructs us differently, we will remain on strike. The Vice Chancellor and University Public Relations Officer do not have the authority to end the strike."

Recalled that On Monday, strenuousblog reported that Imo State University in Owerri declared that it was ending its participation in the Academic Staff Union of Universities' seven-month strike.

Ralph Njoku, the university's public relations officer, claimed that the university made the decision to end the ongoing strike in the best interests of the institution's personnel and students. Urging both university students and employees to return to class On Tuesday, September 20 (today), read Here

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