FG, ASUU Court Case: NANS Rejects Black Market Judgement - THE DAILY CRUCIBLE

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Wednesday, September 21, 2022

FG, ASUU Court Case: NANS Rejects Black Market Judgement



The Daily Crucible | Wednesday, September 21, 2022


By Ayobami Ife, Abeokuta

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) on Wednesday rejects what it described as black market court judgement favouring the Federal Government against the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) over the seven months strike action of the lecturers.

NANS National Public Relations Officer, 
Giwa Yisa Temitope, said the students body feels disturbed that about the judgement asking ASUU to call of its 7 month strike, describing it as a betrayal of equity.

Temitope urged the Federal Government to accede to the demands of ASUU as solution to the strike, while reminding the government of the agreement it willingly entered into with the university teachers on proper funding of education among other issues.

"Ordinarily, the Federal Government is not meant to have dragged ASUU to court. But, the fact that they had to drag ASUU to court is a signal that this government cannot handle crisis. And, we want to state categorically that the court cannot force members of ASUU back to lecture theatres. 

"And, as it stands today, with that court judgment, we maintain that the court has not resolved the problem and we reject the judgment in strong terms. The court could have said that the Federal Government should go and pay rather than say that lecturers who are on strike should go back to classrooms. We were expecting the court to have understood that lecturers are on contract of personal service hence, they cannot be compelled to render a service they don't want to render.

"The only remedy to this strike action is for the Federal Government to accede to the demands of ASUU which the government willingly entered into with them and properly fund education," he said.

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