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ASUU Strike: FG withdraws order to reopen varsities


The Federal Government on Monday evening withdrew its directive to vice-chancellors, pro-chancellors and governing councils to re-open federal universities.

PUNCH METRO had on Monday morning reported that the Federal Government via a circular tagged NUC/ES/138/Vol.64/135 ordered all vice-chancellors; pro-chancellors and chairmen of governing councils of federal universities to re-open the striking institutions.

However, in another twist, The PUNCH reported that the Federal Government has withdrawn the earlier released circular.

According to another circular tagged NUC/ES/138/Vol.64/136, which was also signed by the Director, Finance and Account of the NUC, Sam Onazi, the commission withdrew the order.

However, the circular did not disclose the reason behind the withdrawal.

The letter tagged, “withdrawal of circular NUC/ES/138/Vol.64/135 dated September 23, 2022” partly read, “I have been directed to withdraw the NUC Circular Ref: NUC/ES/138/Vol.64/135, and dated September 23, 2022, on the above

“Consequently, the said circular stands withdrawn. All pro-chancellors and chairmen of governing councils, as well as vice-chancellors of federal universities, are to please note. Further development and information would be communicated to all relevant stakeholders.

“Please accept the assurances of the Executive Secretary’s warmest regards”