Professor Emmanuel Osodeke, the president of Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), has warned about the far-reaching effects of the judgement of the National Industrial Court, which ordered lecturers back to class.
Osodeke spoke this during an interview on Channels Television on Wednesday night.
According to him, the outcome of the verdict would be catastrophic.
“Let me tell you the catastrophe of what has just happened. The last time this happened was during the military era.
“I can assure you, when this strike is over, a large number of our lecturers are going to migrate from this country. When you are using force to push your lecturers to class.
“First of all, they said, ‘If we owe them, if we don’t pay them, they will come and beg us.’ Seven months, it didn’t work. Our members are still alive. And then, they went to court, you want to force them. It is a catastrophe,” Osodeke said.