Strike: Buhari’s aide, Ita Enang, defends court’s action against ASUU

The Senior Special Assistant on Niger Delta to the president, Ita Enang, on Friday justified the National Industrial Court’s ruling which ordered the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to suspend its ongoing strike.

Justice Polycarp Hamman had on Wednesday ordered the varsity lecturers to end their strike and return to classrooms.

The judge, who gave the order while on an application filed by the federal government, said the strike “has done irreparable damage to the lives of the affected students and the country’s education system.”

He added that the industrial action contravenes Section 18(1)(2) of the Trade Disputes Act.

Enang, who spoke on a Channels Television Programme, Politics Today, said the Federal Government had tolerated the union too long and must take a decisive step to salvage the situation.

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He also defended the decision of the Minister of Labour, Chris Ngige, to approach the court, adding it was in…

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