Millions of Nigerian students, parents, and education stakeholders expect the outcome of a meeting by members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, a Twitter account named ‘ASUU chairman’ declared an indefinite strike.
Many news platforms and bloggers also reported that ASUU declared an ‘indefinite strike’ quoting the Twitter handle.
But The PUNCH has found this to be false.
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.”
Executives of ASUU, including the National President, Prof. Emmanuel Osodeke, had confirmed to The PUNCH that the union has no Twitter account.
Circulating image also fake!
Apart from the fake Twitter account, an image is also being circulated online.
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.