ASUU STRIKE: We Are Preparing Grounds To Appeal – Falana
The Academic Staff Union of Universities ASUU, has revealed it will appeal the ruling of the National Industrial Court which ordered them to call off the ongoing strike.
Professor Emmanuel Osodeke, ASUU president revealed this when he appeared live on Wednesday.
The decision of the industrial court is not the final.
The beauty of the Nigeria legal system is there are step to follow. Industrial court is the first step, appeal court and Supreme court is also there. So the industrial court is not the final he said.
Yesterday in Abuja, the National Industrial Court, granted the request of the Nigerian government to ASUU from continuing the strike; It claims the strike will result in irreparable damage to Nigerian students and the County if the strike is not suspended.
The ASUU strike which has passed over seven months is affecting the country educational system. The strike started on 14, February over the controversy on the adoption of the integrated personnel Payroll Information System (IPPIS) of the government as the payment system for the sector.
Their grievances is on the failure of the government to fulfil some of the agreements they reached years ago.
ASUU claims poor funding and government nonchalant is the major problem affecting public schools in the country.
Femi Falana SAN, the counsel to the union after the ruling said it is preparing grounds to appeal.