The Senior Particular Assistant on Niger Delta to the president, Ita Enang, on Friday justified the Nationwide Industrial Court docket’s ruling which ordered the Tutorial Workers Union of Universities (ASUU) to droop its ongoing strike.
Justice Polycarp Hamman had on Wednesday ordered the varsity lecturers to finish their strike and return to lecture rooms.
The choose, who gave the order whereas on an software filed by the federal authorities, stated the strike “has achieved irreparable injury to the lives of the affected college students and the nation’s training system.”
He added that the commercial motion contravenes Part 18(1)(2) of the Commerce Disputes Act.
Enang, who spoke on a Channels Tv Programme, Politics In the present day, stated the Federal Authorities had tolerated the union too lengthy and should take a decisive step to salvage the state of affairs.
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He additionally defended the choice of the Minister of Labour, Chris Ngige, to method the courtroom, including it was within the curiosity of Nigerian college students.
He stated: “It could be unreasonable for the Federal Authorities to remain quiet whereas college students proceed to remain at dwelling. The minister did the precise factor by taking the matter to the courtroom within the curiosity of the affected college students. He did that as a result of negotiations had damaged down irretrievably.
“He has forwarded the order to the Minister of Schooling, Adamu Adamu, saying that doorways of universities needs to be reopened and regular tutorial actions ought to proceed. The federal authorities has tolerated the union for too lengthy.
“ASUU behaves like a political occasion or a authorities. As it’s now, the union has even misplaced the followership of most of its members.”
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