Court Orders ASUU to Call Off 7 Months Old Strike

Following a suit filed by the Federal Government, the National Industrial Court of Nigeria (NICN) has on Wednesday, ordered the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to call off its ongoing nationwide strike.

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige had in the suit filed on behalf of the Federal Government, prayed the court to order ASUU to call off its seven months strike by way of referral to the resolve the issue.

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

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However, despite several meetings between ASUU and the federal government, no positive result has been seen.

As a result, the federal government went to court to challenge the strike.

In the meantime, 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.


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