ASUU Strike: Accept court judgement against you in good faith – NANS


ASUU Strike: Accept court judgement against you in good faith – NANS

Story from Beatrice EARLAND, Bauchi

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has appealed to the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to accept the Industrial Court verdict in good faith.

The appeal was made by the Northeast (Zone-E) Coordinator of the association, Alhassan Adam while addressing a press conference at the Bauchi State Secretariat of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) on Friday.

“We are here today, Friday, the 23rd of September 2022 to address a press conference here in Bauchi State regarding the court judgement between ASUU and Federal Government”, the NANS said.

Alhassan Adam who welcomed the judgement that ordered ASUU to resume work after seven months of strike described the verdict as a ‘Win Win’ for Nigerian students under its new President, Comrade Usman Umar Barambu.

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According to Adam, it was based on the court judgement that the NANS leadership is calling on ASUU to respect the court decision to enable students to return to class.

“We learned that the ASUU will appeal the case. Yes, it’s their right to appeal but please they should respect the judgement as we earlier said to return to work while the case continues in the Court of Appeal”, the NANS said.

The student body, however, called on the federal government to also pay ASUU their entitlements to enable them to settle their debt and other expenses incurred during the seven months strike.

The NANS while assuring that they will at any time stand and protect the interest of Nigerian students, commended Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State for doing well in the education sector in addition to maintenance of peace across the state.