BREAKING: Industrial Court Orders ASUU To Call Off Strike


In order to address the issue of the current ASUU strike, the Federal Government's Minister of Labor and Employment sent the case to the court.

In his response, Mr. J.U.K. Igwe, SAN, counsel for FG informed the court that the application for the injunction was dated September 12 and submitted on the same date.

He continued by saying that the application had been submitted in accordance with the NICN 2017 proceeding's guidelines.

Igwe said that the claim was supported by a 21-paragraph affidavit submitted under oath to Mr. Okechukwu Wampa, a legal adviser in the Ministry of Labour and Employment, together with three exhibits and Wampa's pledge to pay damages.

Additionally, he requested that the court approve the requested prayer and then adopted the written address in its entirety, stating that the claimants had satisfied all criteria necessary for the court to award the injunction.

NANS Rejects court Judgment

The National Association of Nigerian Students has rejected the court judgement directing striking university lecturers to return to classrooms.

In a statement signed by its National spokesperson, Giwa Yisa Temitope, the student association said that the "judgement betrays equity."

Part of the statement read, "Ordinarily, the Federal Government is not meant to have dragged ASUU to court. But, the fact that they had to drag ASUU to court is a signal that this government cannot handle crisis.

"And, we want to state categorically that the court cannot force members of ASUU back to lecture theatres.

"And, as it stands today, with that court judgment, we maintain that the court has not resolved the problem and we reject the judgment in strong terms.

"The court could have said that the Federal Government should go and pay rather than say that lecturers who are on strike should go back to classrooms.

"The only remedy to this strike action is for the Federal Government to accede to the demands of ASUU which the government willingly entered into with them and properly fund education."

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