ASUU Says it Called off Strike Due to Court Order

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) says it called off its eight-month strike due to a court order and appeals from Nigerians.

This is according to the union’s National President, Emmanuel Osodeke, who said the decision was not because issues brought by the lecturers were fully addressed.

He said the union hopes that the government will do the needful now the strike has been suspended.

Osodeke, who blamed the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, for taking the matter to court, argued that the best way to tackle trade disputes involving academics is “negotiation”.

He, however, said the lecturers may be unmotivated going back to class if the “no-work, no-pay” policy of the Federal Government stands, maintaining that “you cannot expect a hungry man” to be at his best.