ASUU Strike: Federal Government Tells Lecturers To Obey Court Ruling First

Date: 23-09-2022 10:16 pm (1 week ago) | Author: Olusanya Akinrinola
- at 23-09-2022 10:16 PM (1 week ago)

The federal government has told the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to obey the National Industrial Court ruling and call off its seven-month strike.

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, gave the advice while fielding questions from journalists on the margins of the 77th United Nations General Assembly, UNGA, and the Official Launch of the Nigeria Integrated National Financing Framework Report (NIFF).

The industrial court on Wednesday, ordered ASUU to call off its ongoing nationwide strike, pending the determination of a suit filed by the Federal Government.

The federal government had dragged the lecturers to court in a bid to end the strike.

“I’m not ASUU but the maximum in law is that when there is a court judgment or ruling or order you must first obey and then we can apply for an appeal if you so desire or apply for stay that is stay of execution.

“So the maximum in law, jurisprudence and everything about the law, is that you obey the court’s ruling, judgment or order, no matter how bad. The qualifying thing is that no matter how bad and no matter how you disagree with it, you first obey. Like the military people say, obey before complain.

“So we expect them to get back to the classrooms but that doesn’t foreclose negotiations, the negotiations should be on as a matter of fact, it will be on officially and non officially.

“For example, the House of Representatives had invited us to come and brief them. And together, they are stakeholders. You heard Mr President said to the committee of Pro-Chancellors when they visited him, that he would do consultation as per the two request on putting an icing on the cake on the government offer to ASUU members and the issue of resettlement fund to cushion the effect of the “no work no pay” situation they found themselves in.

“So, President will look at it, the House of Reps are stakeholders, Ministers we are not only stakeholders, we are advisers to Mr. President by the provisions of the Constitution, Section 5 of the Constitution and 147, that appoints ministers one from each state of the Federation, and we hold regular meetings with him, so we are his chief advisers.

“So, we will interface with the House of Representatives and all of us collectively will advise Mr. President,” Ngige said.

Posted: at 23-09-2022 10:16 PM (1 week ago) | Hero
- gogoman at 23-09-2022 10:33 PM (1 week ago)
MR Ngige now u come dey show face  Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
Posted: at 23-09-2022 10:33 PM (1 week ago) | Addicted Hero
- Kormeijama at 24-09-2022 07:04 AM (1 week ago)
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Heheheh, Has the Buhari  and his government ever respected  the courts rulings, No, emphatic no !!!. Let the government  check his own record on  the courts and  its compliance benchmark. Was Sowere not incarcerated far after the courts submitted  the government to do so were  the END SAR demonstrators illegally detained not kept behind bars  as the government  dug its heels against the courts rulings, please ah beg , let the ASUU strike  continue until a reasonable  balance to  reached with these recalcitrance  fools in government  come to their brains. Just wondering why the  students and families  never  got out into the streets to  hold Buhari  and co responsible for the  nonsense. .Well  in Africa we often go after things not connected with our development, for example  the Queens death  and  the APOLOGY AND REPATRIATION'  things don''t march, yet  we're busy shouting out there for  the slavery wahala.
Posted: at 24-09-2022 07:04 AM (1 week ago) | Gistmaniac
- alexidwayne at 24-09-2022 07:54 AM (1 week ago)
Pay them their money and end the wahala.. Do u people(apc govt) respect court rulings? Nonsense ngi-ge.
Posted: at 24-09-2022 07:54 AM (1 week ago) | Upcoming
- kp45 at 24-09-2022 09:08 AM (1 week ago)
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Posted: at 24-09-2022 09:08 AM (1 week ago) | Hero