ASUU Vows To Appeal Court Ruling On End Of Strike

The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU has revealed that it is going to be appealing under the order which had been made by the National Industrial Court of Nigeria (NICN) which had details some of its members to call off the seven-month-long strike.

The University of Abuja chapter chairman of ASUU, Dr Kasim Umar, had made this clear while he had been reacting to the order by court in Abuja.

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Umar had also revealed that the national executive Council of ASUU will meet today to conclude modalities on the appeal process.

Meanwhile, the Pro-Chancellor of the University of Abuja, Prof. Ahmed Modibbo Mohammed, has advised the federal government to apply caution in handling the crisis with the union.

According to Modibbo, the said court order cannot resolve the lingering crisis between ASUU and the government.

In another related development, there is hope for students who are currently at home due to the unending industrial action as the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) Tuesday reached a new agreement with the federal government.

The leadership of the Nigerian House of Representatives yesterday brokered the new agreement after four hours of meeting at the National Assembly in Abuja.

However, the agreement is subject to the approval of President Muhammadu Buhari, who is currently at the United Nations General Assembly meeting at the UN.

The President of ASUU, Emmanuel Osodeke led the Union to the meeting, while the Minister of State for Education, Goodluck Opiah represented the federal government.

After the closed-door session, Femi Gbajabiamila, who chaired the meeting announced that the meeting produced some agreements, however, he did not state the agreement reached.

He disclosed that the lawmakers will present the agreement to president Buhari upon his arrival, while ASUU is to do the same with their members.

 

Africa Today News, New York

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