Strike: ASUU to meet over court ruling

The National President of ASUU, Prof. Emmanuel Osodeke has the leadership of the union that will soon meet to deliberate on the order of the National Industrial Court that ASUU to go back to work.Recall that the Federal Government in a suit, had prayed for the order for ASUU to call off its seven months strike.

“When we meet and deliberate on the ruling and other related issues, we will inform you,” he told Vanguard correspondent on phone.

The National Association of Nigerian Students, NANS has described the ruling of the court that ASUU should go back to work, while the case involving it and the Federal Government is being heard, as a win-win situation for all the stakeholders in the matter.

The National President of NANS, Comrade Usman Barambu, told Vanguard on Wednesday that the Federal Government must, however, not see the ruling as a victory over ASUU.

“It is a win-win situation for all, the government, the students, parents and ASUU. It is not that the court has given the government a kind of victory over ASUU or that the government has boxed ASUU to a corner. As students, we are happy about the development as it a sort of progress being made regarding how to resolve the face-off.

“We implore the government to meet the demands of ASUU, as the court said negotiation will continue while the matter is being heard before the court. Also, the government should not because of the fact that the matter is still before the court take the issue of negotiation with ASUU with levity. It is still a running matter.

“As students, we are happy that academic activities may soon resume in our university campuses,” he said.

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