Court To Rule On FG Suit Against ASUU Today
Today Wednesday 21 September is the date slated by the National Industrial Court to rule on an application for an interlocutory injunction filed by the Federal Government of Nigeria against the Academic Staff Union of University (ASUU).
Justice Peter Hamman fixed the date on Monday after the Federal government lead counsel, James Igwe, argue his application which is seeking an application in court to restrain ASUU from further continuing with the nationwide strike which has been on for over 7 Months.
There have been several negotiations which has been unsuccessful.
The Students on the other have started road protest on the streets, saying they are tired of the situation.
The government had approached the Court to challenge the industrial action. But the Court in a sitting last Friday adjourned the suite till Monday (September 19) to hear the interlocutory injunction of the government.
Igwe had ask the court to give the suit accelerated hearing because of its urgency to enable students return to school.
He also claimed that, since the matter is already in court, it will be imperative for the strike to be called off, pending the determination of the suit.
But Femi Falana SAN, councel of ASUU says the union is currently meeting with stakeholders to ensure the matter is resolved. He appeal to the government to cooperate with the union to resolve the pending issue.