The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), has reacted to Wednesday’s Industrial Court decision ordering it to call off its ongoing strike action.
Prof. Emmanuel Osodeke, the union’s president, said on Wednesday, that its leadership will soon meet to deliberate on the order of the court.
“When we meet and deliberate on the ruling and other related issues, we will inform you,” he told Vanguard on phone.
Meanwhile, the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), had reflected the court ruling, arguing that the striking lecturers could not be forced back to work without their demands being addressed.
Similarly, parents under the aegis of the National Parent Teacher Association of Nigeria, NAPTAN, have reacted to the development.
Speaking through the National President, Alhaji Haruna Danjuma, the body said the government and the union should obey the ruling of the court.
“Since it is a court of competent jurisdiction that gave the ruling, there is no way it should not be binding on the parties involved. Already, everybody involved seems to be tired of the endless strike. The situation is heading to a dangerous dimension as students are beginning to protest and block roads all over the country.
“As parents, we are already becoming afraid that the protests could be hijacked by hoodlums and the unexpected happening. Now, there is hope that our children may go back to school soon. But our advice for the government is that they should do the needful regarding their obligations to the union members, the students, the university system and education sector as a whole, ” he stated.
ASUU has been on strike since February 14, this year over some demands from the government.