The federal government has directed all vice-chancellors of federal universities currently on strike to immediately re-open for academic activities as directed by their vice-chancellors.
The Minister of State for Education, Mr. Nyesom Wike who gave the directive also asked the vice-chancellors to ensure that lecturers who resume for work are provided with the enabling environment to carry out academic activities.
The minister said the federal government has exhausted all available avenues to end the impasse hence the decision.
The president of the Trade Union Congress (TUC), Mr Peter Esele has however called on the government to rescind the decision describing it as military.
With a December 4th deadline by the federal government for the lecturers to resume work, it remains to be seen who blinks first.