A human resource practitioner, Alhaji Abdullahi Ibrahim has appealed to the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) as stakeholders to avoid complicating the lingering faceoff between the Academic Staff Union of the Universities (ASUU) and the Federal Government by making inflammable statements and organising protests.
Ibrahim who is also the National Co-ordinator of Muslim Media Watch Group of Nigeria who made the appealed while speaking with journalists in Ibadan urged ASUU to call-off the strike and resume classes, expressing his optimism that the Federal Government would no doubt pay their outstanding salaries from March to September this year so that academic activities could resume without any inhibition.
Ibrahim also appealed to the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) not to appeal Wednesday’s judgement of the National Industrial Court.
While noting that the judgment was based on the ‘rule of law’, he argued that the union should rather obey the court order in line with democratic process and as patriotic intellectuals.
Ibrahim called on the Federal Government not to proceed further on the suit filed in the National Industrial Court but to withdraw the case and order the immediate payment of outstanding salaries of ASUU members for them to resume academic activities, adding that alternative dispute resolution mechanisms could be used to resolve the lingering crisis.