ASUU: Union appeals NIC ruling, says FG has declared war

The Academic Staff Union of Universities will on Friday (today) file an appeal against the ruling of the National Industrial Court which directed its members to resume work.

Counsel for ASUU, Femi Falana (SAN), divulged this in an interview with our correspondent in Abuja on Thursday.

Remember that Justice Polycarp Hamman on Wednesday ordered the union’s members back to work.

However, Falana told journalists, “We are filing the appeal tomorrow (Friday) morning. We just got the certified true copy of the judgment on Thursday. The appeal will be filed first thing Friday morning.”

The Ebonyi State University’s ASUU Chairman, Ikechukwu Igwenyi, on Thursday, said with the court order, the Federal Government has declared “war” against members of the union.

This was as he pointed out that the “no work, no pay” policy of the government shows the authorities lack an understanding of the nature of the contract between the lecturers and their employees.

While reacting to the court order asking ASUU to go back to class, the Vice-Chancellors of Nigerian Universities said the crisis between the Federal Government and ASUU is not an issue that should be taken to court.

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