ASUU distances self from Twitter, other social media handles

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ASUU distances self from Twitter, other social media handles


The Academic Staff Union of Universities, on Saturday, says the eight-month-old strike by universities lecturers is still on.

The organisation also said it does not operate a Twitter account. It debunked reports announcing the suspension of the ongoing industrial action as fake.

The President of ASUU, Biodun Ogunyemi, made the clarification in an interview with Newsmen

He said, “ASUU does not have a Twitter account. Many people have been bombarding me with telephone calls and I can’t answer again. If we want to call off our strike, we will address a press conference and that is how we operate.”








The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has distanced itself from all social media handles.


The union in a statement said “ASUU Leadership at the National level does not maintain any social media presence, being it Twitter, Facebook account or page, Whatsapp account (single account or group) etc.

The clarification came after the union faced social media backlash based on a tweet by @ASUUNGR that students should acquire skills, have fun


An ASUU source told Bootinfos on Monday  that the Twitter account @ASUUNGR does not belong to ASUU. The source said the union asked its members in a circular in March 2019 to report the handle until it is deactivated by Twitter.

But the account is still active and is misrepresenting the union.

Recently this week, the Twitter account released a statement to address Nigerian students about ASUU’s ongoing negotiation with the Nigerian government about the reopening of schools.

Students in Nigeria-owned tertiary institutions are currently out of school after their campuses were shut due to an ongoing industrial strike action coupled with the compulsory school closure to prevent a further spread of coronavirus in the country.

Although activities are gradually returning to normal in different sectors of the country, the schools remain shut amidst students protest for the schools to be reopened.


The account released a statement titled asking students to acquire skills, have fun.

ASUU distances self from Twitter, other social media handles


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