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ABU lecturer disputes ASUU president assertion regarding what will occur following a strike.

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Faisal Kaita, a lecturer at Ahmad Bello University (ABU), disagrees with Prof. Emmanuel Osodeke’s assertion that many Nigerian teachers will leave the country during the current strike.

ABU lecturer disputes the president of ASUU's assertion regarding what will occur following a strike.

ABU lecturer disputes the president of ASUU’s assertion regarding what will occur following a strike.

In response to comments made under his tweet, the lecturer said he wished the best of luck to lecturers who want to leave the nation following the strike.

Since Monday, February 14, 2022, the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has been on strike to make its demands known to the Federal Government.

Months of unsuccessful negotiations led to the FG dragging the union into court.

The National Industrial Court of Nigeria (NICN) ordered ASUU to end the strike and return to classes immediately on Wednesday, though.

Osodeke responded to the news by calling the court order a calamity on Channels TV’s Politics Today.

He said, “I can assure you when this strike is over, a large number of our lecturers are going to migrate from this country.”

The ASUU president said the last time the government used ‘force’ to send striking lecturers back to school was during the military era.

“First of all they said if you owe them, you don’t pay them, they will come and beg us. Seven months, it didn’t work our members are still alive and then they went to court, they want to force them”, the union president said.


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The assertion that academics would flee the nation in great numbers following the strike, however, was refuted by Kaita, a senior lecturer at Ahmadu Bello University.

The professor also reassured the class that he would continue to educate them whenever they were permitted to return to school and that he has no intention of leaving the nation.

“I will like to assure my students that I will teach you well when they allow you to return to school. No IFs, not BUTs… take this from me. BTW, I have no plans to leave this country after #ASUUStrike is over,” the lecturer tweeted.

In response to comments made under his tweet, the lecturer said he wished the best of luck to lecturers who want to leave the nation following the strike.

The ASUU president’s assertion was refuted by Kaita in a subsequent tweet. The lecturer wrote in the tweet, “Osodeke dude is always appearing upset.”

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