On Wednesday the National Industrial Court of Nigeria (NICN) ordered the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to call off its ongoing nationwide strike.
The strike which lasted for seven months had left the students with no choice but to sit at home and wait for the Federal government and ASUU to come to a reasonable solution to the months-long crisis.
Chris Ngige, Minister of Labour and Employment on behalf of the Federal Government had filed the case before the court as a way to resolve the issue of the ongoing strike by ASUU.
With the pronouncement of the court judgments, students and their well-wishers took to the social media to react.
@Bugatti Kingsley expressed worry for ASUU, hoping that the government would pay them their salaries for the seven months they haven’t been working.
Honestly I feel for asuu
If fg doesn’t pay them their salaries that means the 7months was just a waste of Time
— £M€ka (@BugattiKingsley) September 21, 2022
@Hakeem said that the students will be at the receiving end of this called off strike as the dissatisfied lectures might extend their frustration on the students
I plead to FG not to force asuu to resume because student are the one to receive the punishment.
— Hakeem (@Hakeem133788892) September 21, 2022
@Nelsinbandit said he won’t believe the court ruling until Universities announces resumption date.
Until I see the date for resumption
— Nelsin bandit of calabar 🇳🇬 (@Nelsinbandit) September 21, 2022
If the Judiciary compels ASUU to resume against the union’s wish then, the system has been largely compromised. Their resumption will be a more disaster to the educational system than the strike itself.
— Alaafin of Benue🦁 (@harrynyam) September 21, 2022
FG should pay asuu their money
— Emmanuel Daniel (@Danny_dicey_) September 21, 2022
Very good, but i know dey dem don bribe judge. So does this mean asuu will STILL resist?
— Grace Lexxie✝️🇳🇬🦄 (@StrawberryAvey) September 21, 2022
— Paajay (@OladepoLawal) September 21, 2022
It was always coming to this. The courts in Nigeria are barely independent.
How sensible would it be if ASUU resumes work unhappy, unmotivated, no salaries payment and none of their demands met?
The game is about to begin.
— Temitope. 🇳🇬⭐ (@Just_Topee) September 21, 2022
The same justice system that didn’t do anything when people in power accused ANIMALS of stealing money, are the same ones wanting to force students back to school so that the lecturers and professors can take the anger out in us????? We won’t resume , all classes would be empty..
— freedom (@Blacky5566) September 21, 2022
All along, ASUU knew the government is more powerful than it is.
What a wasted effort.
— Babatunde (@Btunde_)
Lord please🤦🏽♂️ school has really left my head not gonna lie
— AwemanyFit On Youtube (@OdikaesiemeF) September 21, 2022
This is like suspension
— Finest Boy (@Dohtunbobo2) September 21, 2022
Janjaweed court. Is it your judges that will come and lecture students when the schools are opened under duress. This is an induced and bias judgement. Let the government do what is needful for every sector of the economy and all will be well. How can a government who have no
— DrKabiruAkindele Olawale (@DrKabiruAkinde) September 21, 2022
Court wey no be them start the strike won order a whole organization of academic profs and doctors back to work 😅🤣😂🤣🤣🤣 laughable
— majorlouwe (@majorlouwe) September 21, 2022
The court don pay the money? Abi which one is command?! Pay money make them resume nah Oga of the Oga😬
— Abdullah Yusuf Daibu (@YusufDaibu) September 21, 2022