The Senior Particular Assistant on Niger Delta to the president, Ita Enang, on Friday justified the Nationwide Industrial Courtroom’s ruling which ordered the Tutorial Workers Union of Universities (ASUU) to droop its ongoing strike.
Justice Polycarp Hamman had on Wednesday ordered the varsity lecturers to finish their strike and return to lecture rooms.
The choose, who gave the order whereas on an utility filed by the federal authorities, stated the strike “has completed irreparable injury to the lives of the affected college students and the nation’s schooling system.”
He added that the economic motion contravenes Part 18(1)(2) of the Commerce Disputes Act.
Enang, who spoke on a Channels Tv Programme, Politics At this time, stated the Federal Authorities had tolerated the union too lengthy and should take a decisive step to salvage the scenario.
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He additionally defended the choice of the Minister of Labour, Chris Ngige, to strategy the court docket, including it was within the curiosity of Nigerian college students.
He stated: “It might be unreasonable for the Federal Authorities to remain quiet whereas college students proceed to remain at house. The minister did the precise factor by taking the matter to the court docket within the curiosity of the affected college students. He did that as a result of negotiations had damaged down irretrievably.
“He has forwarded the order to the Minister of Training, Adamu Adamu, saying that doorways of universities ought to be reopened and regular tutorial actions ought to proceed. The federal authorities has tolerated the union for too lengthy.
“ASUU behaves like a political celebration or a authorities. As it’s now, the union has even misplaced the followership of most of its members.”
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