Sequel to the ruling by the National Industrial Court of Nigeria (NICN) directing the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to end its lingering on going strike action forthwhile, the union has promised to appeal the judgement directing lecturers to resume work immediately.
It would be recalled that Justice Polycarp Hamman of NICN in Abuja, on Wednesday, ordered the lecturers to return to classrooms while negotiation with the Federal Government continues.
This was revealed in a statement issued and signed by the chairman of the union, Lagos zone, Adelaja Odukoya.
He said it had started assembling its lawyers, led by renowned human rights activist, Femi Falana (SAN), to file an appeal.
Odukoya urged members of the union to remain calm and united to fight till the end.
The statement reads partly;
“Our Comrade President, Comrade Victor Osodeke, has urged members of our great union to remain calm as there is no cause for alarm on the back to work order delivered earlier today.
“Our lawyer is filing an appeal and stay of execution of the judgment. Members should remain resolute and strong. A people united can never be defeated. Solidarity without compromise,”
ASUU commenced the strike on February 14 to press home its demands, which include acceptance of a payment platform preferred by the union among others.