The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, has cleared the air on a viral report that it named universities owned by state governments quack.
ASUU President, Professor Emmanuel Osodeke was quoted as saying that state universities are quack and should not be taken seriously.
The development has triggered backlash from some State universities and concerned Nigerians who lambasted the ASUU president for allegedly naming State universities ‘quack’.
However, speaking with DAILY POST on Saturday, the ASUU president debunked the report saying he was misquoted by the media.
According to Osodeke, he was referring to only three universities owned by State governments which are currently not on strike.
Describing the report as fake, Osodeke lamented unprofessionalism in reportage, alleging that the media aimed at creating confusion in the system.
He said, “There is nothing like that. It is a lie. I have told myself that I will not talk to the press again because they always misrepresent things.
“I have found out that Nigerian press is specialized in manipulating interviews, reporting what someone did not say just to create confusion in the system. They won’t report things the way it is”.