ASUU reacts to Court’s call-off strike verdict

The Academic Staff Union of Universities has vowed to appeal the order by the National Industrial Court, directing lecturers to resume work immediately.

Earlier on Wednesday, the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) was ordered by the National Industrial Court to return to work.

In a lawsuit, the Federal Government requested that ASUU end its seven-month strike as referred by the Minister of Labour and Employment in order to address the problem of ASUU’s prolonged strike.

The union said it had started assembling its lawyers led by a renowned human rights activist, Femi Falana, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, to file an appeal.

The Chairman of the union, Lagos zone, Adelaja Odukoya, in a statement urged members of the union to remain calm and united to fight till the end. ASUU began the strike on February 14 to press home its demands, which include acceptance of a payment platform preferred by the union.

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