BREAKING: Court Orders ASUU To Call Off Strike

The National Industrial Court ordered the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to go back to work.

Platforms Africa reports that the Court made the order on Wednesday during the hearing of the suit filled by the government against ASUU.

Justice polycap Hamman, delivering ruling on the interlocutory injunction filed by the federal government, restrained ASUU for continuing with the industrial action pending the determination of the suit.

ASUU has been on strike since February 14 to press home the demand for improved funding for universities, a review of salaries for lecturers, among other issues.

Several meetings between ASUU and the federal government have ended in a deadlock.

Consequently, the federal government went to court to challenge the strike.

The Federal Government in a suit, prayed for the order for ASUU to call off its seven months strike.

The Minister of Labour and Employment on behalf of the federal overnment had filed the matter before the court by way of referral to resolve the issue of the ongoing strike by ASUU. 

The government through its counsel, James Igwe prayed the court for an interlocutory injunction restraining ASUU from taking further steps as regards the strike, pending the determination of the substantive suit.

More to follow…

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