The Order by the industrial court of Nigeria, mandating ASUU to resume academic activities within 7 days has received different reactions from various parts of the country. NANS rejects the court order, FG applauds it and says it’s a win for all Nigerians, and here’s the ASUU president saying that the last time something of this nature happened, was in the military era.
The President of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Professor Victor Osodeke, has said that the sad reality is that after the 7-month and still counting lingering strike by the lecturers is called off, many of the will migrate from this country to a better place.
Let’s not forget that so many lecturers have already migrated out. There’s already a shortage of Doctors and nurses in the country, what will happen when we have a shortage of Lecturers teaching in our public tertiary institutions?
The ASUU president disclosed this while on Channels TV last night, September 21st, while reacting to the order given by the National Industrial court on Wednesday, September 21, mandating that the striking lecturers return to their classrooms within a stipulated period of time.
The ASUU president argued that it is counterproductive to compel lecturers via the courts to return to the classrooms.
Reacting to the development, Osodeke said;
“This is absolutely a catastrophy. The last time this happened was during the military era where democracy didn’t exist and no one has rights. I can assure you that when this ASUU strike is over, a large number of our lecturers are going to migrate from this country. When you are using force to put your lecturers into the class”