ASUU should obey court order, UNN speaker cries – The Whistler Newspaper
A lecturer at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, over the weekend advised the national body of the Universities Academic Staff Union to obey the Court of Appeal’s order to quash the old strike. seven months from the union to ease the pressure on teachers.
The lecturer, a professor of industrial physics, told our correspondent in Enugu, on condition of anonymity, that the situation has deteriorated so much that “it is time to cancel it to allow us to earn the salaries of October “.
He said: “The federal government has the power and their ploy is to use hunger to get us back to school. Court rulings in favor of FG are a sign that they want to deal with us.
“We maintained good resilience and put up a good fight. We have no other sources of income. So far, the banks are content to give us overdrafts, but their interest rates are getting too high.
“Most of us want to go back to work so we can provide for our families. We have learned our lesson, which is to diversify our sources of income now.
An employee of Nsukka Microfinance Bank, Uche, said: “Most of the banks where teachers have their accounts will smile when the strike is called off. We are ready to lend them the amount they want. The rate of interest is fixed, but their case is that of compound interest.
The Court of Appeal yesterday ordered ASUU to obey the ruling of the National Labor Court by resuming classes immediately, failing which the union would abuse the court orders and lose its right of appeal.
It is worth recalling that President Muhammad Buhari yesterday sought approval of 470 billion naira to revitalize higher education institutions as well as increase teachers’ salaries.
The president revealed this during the presentation of the 2023 budget to a joint session of the National Assembly.
Part of what informed the ASUU strike is the federal government’s failure to properly fund college education in accordance with the union’s agreement with FG.