The National Industrial Court (NIC) judgement ordering the suspension of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) seven-month-old strike has prompted the ASUU to announce that it will be appealing the decision.
The union asked its members to “be calm” in a brief message disseminated on Wednesday by Adelaja Odukoya, the chairman of the Lagos Zone of ASUU.
The union said in the statement that an appeal has already been filed by its attorney, according to a Vanguard report.
ASUU’s legal representative is a well-known human rights campaigner and Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Femi Falana.
The statement released by the University union reads; “Our Comrade President, Comrade Victor Osodeke, has urged members of our Great Union to remain calm as there is no cause for alarm on the back-to-work order delivered earlier today.
“Our lawyer is filing an appeal and stay of execution of the judgment. Members should remain resolute and strong. A people united can never be defeated. Solidarity without compromise.”