The management of the Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University (IBBU), Lapai, Niger State on Tuesday, August 30, directed its staff to pull out of the ongoing strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).
The institution also asked staff to resume work on September 5 for the 2021/2022 second semester academic session.
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.