STRIKE: ASUU Weigh Options, FG Kicks
Counsel to ASUU Edoje Edoh said they will study the ruling and look at the available options to arrive at a decision.
“The Court rule that, ASUU should suspend the lingering strike and go back to classroom pending the outcome of the sustantive suit.
The union has many options at their disposal.” We will study the ruling with the legal team and adopt the most appropriate.” ASUU.
Also speaking the lead Counsel to Federal Government James Igwe(SAN) hailed the judiciary for saving the educational development of the country
He acknowledged the fact that without education, there will not be rule of law.
The educational system of the country paused for the past seven months, particularly in public universities and its unacceptable, James said.
”Because when the fundamental piller which development rest upon is paused for seven months, it means the entire economic, the entire social development alse stops.
”What the court did was to agree with FG to grant interlocutory injunction against the academic staff union of universities to end the strike, pending the hearing and determination of the substantive suit, which will be in accordance with the rule of law.
”We are happy because we had to do something to ensure the bedrock of development in Nigeria, education doesn’t collapse.”
In a related development, the President of National Association of Nigerian Students(NANS) Umar Umar Barambu is happy about the development.
He call on the federal government to keep to the agreement with the union to avoid further strike actions in future.
ASUU strike has lingared for over seven months since the lecturers down tools. The vacation Judge will handover the case for reassigning.