In accordance with the order issued by the National Industrial Court which instructed the Academic Staff Union of Universities ASUU to get back to the classroom, the federal government has taken steps to ensure that the striking lecturers adhere to the instruction.
But reacting to the order of the court, Professor Emmanuel Osodeke, who is the president of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) issued a warning enumerating the far- reaching effects of the judgment of the National Industrial Court.
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According to Channels, the Federal Government of Nigeria has announced that the judgment of the National Industrial Court of Nigeria (NICN), which ordered members of the striking Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to return to work, was neither a victory nor a defeat for anyone.
Chris Ngige, the Minister of Labour and Employment in Nigeria, made the announcement on Wednesday at his office in Abuja while he was hosting members of the Nigerian Association of Medical and Dental Academics (NAMDA).
Ngige also provided the reassurance that additional negotiations between the Federal Government and ASUU are not precluded as a result of the court order.
Olajide Oshundun, a spokesperson for the ministry, released a statement in which he cited him as stating that the ruling is in the best interest of the nation, stressing that it is a win- win situation for all parties involved, including the government, students, and lecturers, in fact, all Nigerians.