‘ASUU should not flout court order’

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Foremost Islamic organisation, The Muslim Congress (TMC), has cautioned the leadership of Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) against disobedience of  court order.

TMC advised ASUU to call off its strike as directed by the Appeal Court on Friday.

The Court of Appeal in Abuja ruled that before it could grant the appeal application of ASUU, the union must first obey the decision of the lower court by returning to the classroom.

National Industrial Court had ruled that ASUU should resume following a suit filed by the Federal Government through Ministry of Labor and Employment.

At a briefing in Lagos, TMC Secretary-General, Alhaji Hassan Adesina, who represented the Amir (President), Alhaji Abdul Wasi’i Bangbala, blamed ASUU and the Federal Government for the prolonged industrial action.

TMC said there must be alternative funding options for universities, noting absolute dependence on Federal Government would put the institutions under pressure.

On 2023 polls, it called for policy-based campaigns.

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