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ASUU Strike: FG backtracks, withdraws order to reopen varsities

The Federal Government, through the National Universities Commission, yesterday afternoon, withdrew its circular which ordered vice-chancellors, pro-chancellors and governing councils to re-open federal universities, according to reports.

Recall that it was earlier reported that a circular, tagged: NUC/ES/138/Vol.64/135, was addressed to all vice-chancellors; pro-chancellors and chairmen of governing councils of federal universities ordering them to re-open universities.

However, in another circular, which was also signed by the Director, Finance and Accounts of the NUC, Sam Onazi, the Commission withdrew the order, although it did not explain why. 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 subject.

“Consequently, the said circular stands withdrawn.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”.

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