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The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), says it will appeal the order by the National Industrial Court of Nigeria (NICN) asking its members to call off the seven-month-long strike.
The University of Abuja chapter chairman of ASUU, Dr. Kasim Umar, stated this while reacting to the order by a court in Abuja.
Umar said the national executive Council of ASUU will meet today to conclude modalities on the appeal process.
Meanwhile, the Pro-Chancellor of the University of Abuja, Prof. Ahmed Modibbo Mohammed, has advised the federal government to apply caution in handling the crisis with the union.
According to Modibbo, the said court order cannot resolve the lingering crisis between ASUU and the government.
Reacting to the court judgment, Professor Modibbo, while appealing to both the government and ASUU to embrace dialogue in order to find a lasting solution to the strike, insisted that resorting to force was not a solution.
He stressed that dialogue remains the best means to resolve the crisis rather than just giving a fiat order.
Meanwhile, in the face of a seven-month impasse between the Federal Government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), has made known its intentions to suspend the operations at all international airports nationwide.
The national body of NANS met over the weekend in Akure, the capital of Ondo State, and condemned the way the Federal Government was treating the lecturers who were on strike as well as education in general.
Students stressed that the four-day closure of highways and expressways was a success, which is why they decided to stop international travel beginning on September 19, 2022, so that the bourgeois and the government would experience the suffering that students had gone through for the previous seven months.