The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has said that it is on the verge of appealing the order by the National Industrial Court of Nigeria (NICN) that asked its members to call off the seven-month-long strike.
The union in a statement signed by the Lagos Zonal Coordinator, Dr Adelaja Odukoya, quoted the National President, Professor Emmanuel Osodeke, as saying, “our lawyer is filing an appeal and stay of execution of the judgment.”
According to the statement titled, “NICN back to work order on ASUU: Be calm”, Osodeke urged the aggrieved university teachers to remain calm as there is no cause for alarm on the back-to-work order delivered earlier today.
“Members should remain resolute and strong. A people united can never be defeated. Solidarity without compromise,’’ he stated.
Recall that Judge of the National Industrial Court, Hon. Justice Hamman Polycarp had grranted an order of interlocutory injunction restraining ASUU by themselves, members, agents, servants, privies or howsoever called from taking further steps and doing any act or otherwise continuing with the indefinite strike or any strike action pending the hearing and determination of the suit filed by the Federal Government.