We Suspended Strike To Obey Court, Issues Not Resolved Yet – ASUU

We Suspended Strike To Obey Court, Issues Not Resolved Yet – ASUU

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has explained that it called off its eight-month strike just to obey court orders and appeals from Nigerians and not because the issues for which it’s members embarked on strike have been fully resolved.

It would be recalled that the Court of Appeal ordered the striking lecturers to return to class after the National Industrial Court gave the same order in a case brought to it by the Federal Goverment of Nigeria.

As a result ASUU called off the strike and ordered its members to resume lectures.

Explaining what informed it’s action, the union’s National President, Emmanuel Osodeke, said:

“As you have seen from our press release – although they were interventions by the Speaker (Femi Gbajabiamila) and others – the major reason we are resuming is because we are obeying the industrial court’s judgement. The issues have not been fully resolved and no agreements signed,” he said during an interview on Channels Television’s Sunday Politics.

He said: “We are resuming because we are a law-abiding organisation and we don’t want to break the law. We are also hoping that the intervention of the Speaker as promised by him will resolve this problem within a very short time. So, the issues have not been resolved but we would resume because of that court injunction.”

Source: www.newsorientng.com