New twist as NANS rejects court order for ASUU to call off strike, brands it ‘black market judgement’

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), on Wednesday, dismissed a judgement of the National Industrial Court which ordered members of the Academic Staff Union of University (ASUU) to suspend their ongoing strike immediately.

Justice Polycarp Hamman of the National Industrial Court of Nigeria (NICN) had ordered striking lecturers to return to class, adding that the industrial action was at variance with the Section 18(1)(2) of the Trade Disputes Act.

However, in a statement issued by NANS National Public Relations Officer, Giwa Yisa Temitope, the association slammed the ruling, stressing it was inconsequential

It described the ruling as a “black market judgment”, tasking the Federal Government to accede to the demands of ASUU.

The statement read: “Our attention has been drawn to a news of a court judgment mandating the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to call of its 7 month strike. As an association, we feel disturbed to read the news of the…

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