“We’ll deliberate”, ASUU reacts to court ruling

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has reacted to the National Industrial Court’s judgement that the union should go back to work.

The National President of ASUU, Prof. Emmanuel Osodeke, said the union’s leadership would soon meet to deliberate on the court’s order, Vanguard reports.

Osodeke said, “When we meet and deliberate on the ruling and other related issues, we will inform you,”

We had reported that the National Industrial Court had ordered ASUU to call off its ongoing strike.

ASUU declared the strike on February 14 this year, and it lasted for seven months.

The Court in its ruling, invoked section 18 of the Trade Dispute Act and national interest of the Nigerian students to grant the request of the Federal Government for an order of injunction against the lecturers.

Justice Polycap Hamman therefore issued the order for suspension of the strike while ruling in an application filed by the Federal Government asking that the University teachers be compelled to go back to work pending the resolution of their demands for better working conditions.

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