The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has remained adamant as it vowed to appeal the order by the National Industrial Court (NIC) directing the suspension of its seven months old strike.
In a statement signed by the Chairman of Lagos Zone of the union, Adelaja Odukoya, said that the union has asked its members to “remain calm,” adding that its lawyer, a human rights activist, Femi Falana (SAN), is already filing an appeal.
The statement by ASUU is titled: “NIC Back to Work Order on ASUU: Be Calm.”
It advised members and Nigerians to remain united, even as it suggested that the order would be vacated.
The statement reads in part: “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.”