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JUST IN: FG Makes U-Turn — Withdraws Order To Reopen Varsities

Court Strikes Out NANS' Suit Against ASUU And FG

The Federal Government of Nigeria withdrew its circular which ordered vice-chancellors, pro-chancellors and governing councils to re-open federal universities.

Earlier, Gatekeepers News 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.

But in another circular tagged NUC/ES/138/Vol.64/136, which was also signed through the National Universities Commission, NUC Director, Finance and Account, Sam Onazi, the commission withdrew the order.

The circular 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“Consequently, the said circular stands withdrawn.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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