After the university administration, through its public relations officer, Ralph Njokuobi, issued a statement announcing the resume of academic activities and the suspension of the strike, the Imo State University (IMSU) chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) denied calling off the strike.
Odinakachukwu Ejiogu, the chapter chairman of ASUU, stated in response to the instructions for resuming the strike that the strike can only be collectively called off by the union’s national leadership.
According to Ejiogu, the lecturers on strike have a number of unresolved welfare issues at IMSU and are in no way prepared to call off the strike.
He further added that an exco meeting has been slated to hold on 20th September 2022 to evaluate the entire process, while an emergency congress has been scheduled for September 22. ASUU members were further warned against attending senate meetings during the strike period as it would be considered that the strike has been called off and violators will be sanctioned accordingly.