The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has reacted to the directive of the Federal Government to vice-chancellors to reopen the universities to allow students to go back to school.
Recall that the National Universities Commission (NUC) on Monday gave the order in a letter approved by the Executive Secretary of the commission, Professor Abubakar Rasheed.
In the letter signed by the Director, Finance and Accounts of the NUC, Sam Onazi, the Commission directed the Vice Chancellors to ensure that lecturers resume class.
But the Zonal Coordinator of ASUU in Lagos State, Adelaja Odukoya while reacting to the directives of the federal government said the move is to sack lecturers.
According to Odukoya, President Muhammadu Buhari and his praise singers will come and teach in universities.
He further stated that the action or inactions of the federal government will be glaring to students when they return to campuses and hungry lecturers do not have the strength to teach them.
The notice of appeal was issued by Abubakar Marshal, a lawyer in the Falana & Falana Chambers, the appellant’s lawyer
ASUU had been on strike since February 14 to press home the demand for improved funding for universities, a review of salaries for lecturers, replacement of UTAS with IPPIS among other issues.