The crisis rocking the university system may have assumed a worrisome dimension as the Academic Staff Union of Universities ASUU has resolved to appeal the order by the National Industrial Court of Nigeria (NICN) asking its members to call off the seven-month-long strike.
The University of Abuja chapter chairman of ASUU Dr Kasim Umar stated this while reacting to the order by court in Abuja.
Dr Umar said the national executive Council of ASUU will meet on Thursday to conclude modalities on the appeal process.
Meanwhile the pro chacellor of the University of Abuja Prof. Ahmed Modibbo Mohammed has advised the federal government to apply caution in handling the crisis with the union.
According to Modibbo the said court order cannot resolve the crisis between ASUU and the government.
Reacting to the court judgment, Professor Modibbo while appealing to both the government and ASUU to embrace dialogue in order to find a lasting solution to the strike, insisted that resorting to force was not a solution.
He stressremainst dialogue remain the best means to resolve the crisis rather than just giving a fiat order.