In a swift reaction, the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has rejected an Industrial Court judgment that ordered the Academic Staff Union of University (ASUU) to suspend its ongoing strike immediately.
The National Industrial Court of Nigeria (NICN) in Abuja had ordered ASUU to immediately suspend the ongoing industrial action.
Recalled that Justice Polycarp Hamman had today held that the strike was a breach of Section 18(1)(2) of the Trade Disputes Act, which prohibits their action.
Reacting, the National Public Relations Officer of NANS, Giwa Yisa Temitope, described the ruling as a “black market judgment.”
Temitope said the ruling betrayed equity because the Federal Government ought not to drag the academic union before the court an initial.
According to him, 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.