The Noble Youths Mass Support Association, an Abuja Youth group, has appealed to the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to adhere to the resumption order issued by the National Industrial Court of Nigeria in Abuja on Wednesday.
The National Coordinator of the group, Godwin Onmonya, made the appeal during an interview with Newmen in Gwagwalada, Abuja.
Onmonya noted that the strike is having negative impacts on the students.
ASUU through its President, Emmanuel Osodeke, had embarked on a Nationwide warning strike since February 14th for its demands to be met by the Federal Government.
Some of the lecturers’ demands includes; funding for the Revitalisation of Public Universities, Earned Academic Allowances, University Transparency Accountability Solution (UTAS) and promotion arrears.
Others are the renegotiation of the 2009 ASUU-FG Agreement and alleged inconsistency in the Integrated Personnel Payroll Information System.
Meanwhile, the Federal Government had filed a suit at the National Industrial Court to stop the strike and enable students to resume.
The Court granted the resumption order, pending the determination of the suit, at the instance of the Minister of Labour and Employment.
A parent at the Gwagwalada Area Council, Luka Ayuba, whose child is studying veterinary medicine at the University of Abuja, while speaking to Newsmen said that the strike had made his son shift focus to other things.
He said; “After each episode of strike, the children are no more focused and they end up not graduating within the stipulated years.
“My only pain is that the people in government are not feeling it because their own children are not in public schools but abroad or in private schools.’’
However, the ASUU Zonal Coordinator, Abuja, Dr Salawu Lawal, had earlier said there will be no resumption in Public Universities until the renegotiated 2009 agreement is signed, implemented and the University Transparency and Accountability Solution deployed.