The National Association of Nigerian Students’ factional president, Umar Lawal, filed a lawsuit in Abuja’s National Industrial Court on Tuesday, asking the court to order the Academic Staff Union of Universities to end its strike and resume teaching. The lawsuit was dismissed.
When the subject was discussed in court on Tuesday, Lawal, who had informed the judge that he had filed the lawsuit with the filing number NICN/ABJ/273/2022, on the plight of both himself and NANS was withdrawn on Tuesday.
Lawal testified before the court, which was presided over by Justice Polycarp Hamman, that he had abandoned a move for the closure of the legal action because the Union had tested his authority and denied that he was the President of NANS.
As a result of this, Justice Hamman halted further legal action in the case.
Adamu Adamu, the minister of education, and Abubakar Malami, the attorney general of the federation, who were designated as defendants in the lawsuit were gathered with the Union, who was the first defendant.
ASUU’s legal representative, Marshal Abubakar, revealed to the court that he didn’t support the motion to have the lawsuit withdrawn.