Nigeria’s placing college academics say they will attraction against the order of an arbitration court docket directing them to droop their seven-month strike and return to work.

The National Industrial Court gave the order on Wednesday whereas it thought of a government’s go well with difficult the strike.

But the Academic Staff Union of Universities said its attorneys have been already submitting an attraction and urged its members to “remain calm”.

The government approached the court docket to cease the lecturers from persevering with their strike, after both events failed to resolve their variations. It said the strike would end in irreparable injury to Nigerian students and to the country if not suspended.

For the previous seven months, public college lecturers have suspended lessons throughout the country due to pay disagreements with the government.

The lecturers accused the government of failing to fulfil among the agreements reached with the union 10 years in the past.

The umbrella body of college students in Nigeria, the National Association of Nigerian Students (Nans), had earlier welcomed the court docket order, describing it as a win-win state of affairs for all of the stakeholders within the matter.

The students’ union nonetheless urged the government not to see the ruling as a victory over the lecturers.

Source: myjoyonline

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