Court orders ASUU to call off strike

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The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has been ordered by the national industrial court of Nigeria (NICN) to call off its ongoing nationwide strike.

The order was given on Wednesday, September 21. Recall the federal government approached the court to challenge the lingering strike.

The government through its counsel, James Igwe, had asked the court for an interlocutory injunction restraining ASUU from taking further steps as regards the strike.

The Court has invoked section 18 of the Trade Dispute Act and national interest of the Nigerian students to grant the request of the Federal Government for an order of injunction against the lecturers.

Justice Polycap Hamman issued the order for suspension of the strike while ruling in an application filed by the Federal Government asking that the University teachers be compelled to go back to work pending the resolution of their demands for better working conditions.

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