On Tuesday, August 30, the administration of the Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University (IBBU), Lapai, Niger State, instructed its staff to end the current strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).
The organization also instructed personnel to come back to work on September 5 in preparation for the academic year 2021–2022.
The university in a statement by its Deputy Registrar, Information, Alhaji Baba Akote, said the decision to direct both academic and non-academic staff to resume was taken by the university’s Governing Council at its 55th regular meeting held on August 30.
However, the chapter’s chairman of ASUU, Dr Kudu Dangana, said that they had not suspended the strike and, therefore, would not succumb to the directive, according to DailyTrust.
He said the letter of extension of the strike had already been served on the management and wondered why a statement for resumption was issued.
“Any student that resumes is wasting his money and time or he is coming to see the campus. We have not called off the strike,” he said.