The Federal Government has declared that nobody won or lost in the ruling of the National Industrial Court of Nigeria (NICN), ordering members of the striking Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to return to work.
The Minister of Labour and Employment, Sen. Chris Ngige, made the declaration while receiving members of the Nigerian Association of Medical and Dental Academics (NAMDA) in his office on Wednesday.
Ngige also assured that the court ruling does not preclude further negotiation between the Federal Government and ASUU.
The Minister said the government would order the vice-chancellors to reopen the universities in compliance with the order of the court.
“The government will order the vice chancellors and pro chancellors to reopen the universities in line with the court order,” Ngige said.