The President, Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Professor Emmanuel Osodeke, has said that when the ongoing strike is over, a large number of lecturers are going to leave Nigeria.
Osodeke stated this while featuring on Channels Television programme, ‘Politics Today‘, on Wednesday.
On Wednesday, the National Industrial Court of Nigeria (NICN) in Abuja had ordered the union to immediately suspend the ongoing industrial action.
But Osodeke said that no country think about the future of its youths would dare do what the Federal Government did to ASUU.
“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. If you go to a hospital and the doctor said this work is not good and the owner forced the man and now said you must go and treat this patient, will you allow that doctor to treat you? The same thing with our lecturers.
“You know what you did. First of all, they said you owe them, you didn’t pay them but will come and beg us. Seven months, it didn’t work; I am still alive. And now they went to court. They want to force them, it’s a catastrophe. No country thinking about the future of its children, thinking about the health of its educational system, who believe in education and whose children are in those universities will try that,” he said.