Adeyemi Samuel Afolayan, a writer for Campus News on the 28th of September 2022 claimed in a report that the Zaria varsity, Ahmadu Bello, shuns the Academic Staff Union of Universities(ASUU) Strike and announced a resumption date.
The report reads:
“The management of the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, wishes to inform members of staff and students that the 7 months old lingering strike which commenced on the 14th of February 2022, has been called off and staff and students are expected to resume their offices and classes respectively.
“Staffs are expected to resume office on the 10th of October , 2022 and students to resume classes on the 17th of October, 2022. The school is committed to adhering to instructions from NUC and as such has re-opened the university for learning and all other academic activities.”
Ahmadu Bello University
Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria is a federal government research university in Zaria, Kaduna State, Nigeria. ABU was founded on 4th October 1962, as the pioneer university in Northern Nigeria. It was founded and named after the Sardauna of Sokoto, Alhaji Sir Ahmadu Bello, the first premier of Northern Nigeria.
ABU has been on strike since the Academic Staff Union of Universities(ASUU) embarked on an industrial action owing to the Federal Government’s refusal to meet their demands, including issues relating to the funding of universities and lecturers’ salaries and allowances.
In a bid to verify the claim, ROUNDCHECK spoke to the Varsity’s Student Union President, Jibril Idris Kawuje, who tagged the report as fake. Another student of the University, Salihu Muhammed Ambassy informed us that the institution is yet to resume or announce a resumption date. “It’s a big lie, Disregard this information,” He said.
The claim that Ahmadu Bello University has shunned the ASUU strike and announced a resumption date is Incorrect. ROUNDCHECK can confirm that as at the time of this report, Ahmadu Bello University is yet to announce a resumption date.