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FG did not promise to attend to ASUU after APC convention

Claim: A campus news Facebook page, Campus Catch NG, has a claim that the Federal Government said it would attend to the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) after the National All Progressive Congress’ convention.

False. No media platform reported the supposed statement from the Federal Government. The report was only shared by a few pages on Facebook with no primary source of information.

Full Text: 

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) recently extended its initial one-month warning strike, adding two months. The Union and the Federal Government have been in the news since the commencement of the strike.

Since the extension, ASUU and the federal government have been trending on social media platforms. As such, different claims and inferences have been made on the issue.

Recently, Campus Catch NG posted on Facebook that the Federal Government of Nigeria says it will attend ASUU after the APC National Convention.

Enejor O. Samuel, a follower of the page, expressed his dissatisfaction with the supposed news.

“Na lie… This is very untrue na…make una no finish this party na,” he said.

The screenshot of the post by Campus Catch NG

Similarly, a private group that shares ASUU news shared a similar claim on its group.

The screenshot of the post shared on the Facebook group

Ab Laky, a member of the group tagged the news as fake.

Over a thousand reactions have met the post shared by Campus Catch NG, with more than 60 shares, hence, DUBAWA chose to fact-check this claim.

Verification:

DUBAWA first carried out a keyword search on the latest news reports on ASUU strike.

Another version of the claim was found on Nairaland. The version links the story back to the Campus Catch NG’s Facebook page.

The screenshot of the post on Nairaland

Apparently, no media house has reported the supposed statement made by the Federal Government.

The latest report on ASUU found on Google doesn’t include the supposed statement made by the Federal Government.

We found the National Association of University Students threats to the Federal Government and ASUU in a bid to get them to call off the strike.

Conclusion: 

We could only find pages sharing the supposed statement from the Federal Government. No media house has reported the supposed statement. Where and when the statement was made is nonexistent. Hence, the claim is false.

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