The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has revealed it is appealing the Industrial Court ruling that ordered the union to halt its strike action and return to class.
Making this disclosure while speaking on Wednesday, ASUU President, Emmanuel Osodeke disclosed that the union’s lawyer was filing an appeal and stay of execution on the ruling.
Osodeke who lamented that the last time the union got the kind of treatment was under the military era said Nigeria as a country will be punished for what the President Muhammadu Buhari administration had done.
Urging Lecturers to remain calm, the professor said that thousands of lecturers will leave the country.
“Our lawyer is filing an appeal and stay of execution of the ruling. Our members should remain calm and strong. A people united can never be defeated.
“If the FG believes that this is the best way to solve the problem, good for them. They have denied Nigerian children their rights. Nigeria has a country is going to be punished for what the FG has just done,” he said.
“You can be sure that thousands of my colleagues will leave this country. The last time we had this kind of treatment was during the military era.”
Since February 14, ASUU has been on strike to demand, among other things, increased financing for universities and a reassessment of teachers’ pay.
ASUU discussions with the Federal Government have frequently come to an impasse.
As a result, the strike was contested in court by the Federal Government.