Strike: ASUU Appeals Against NIC Judgment

The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, has once more appealed the National Industrial Court of Nigeria judgment which ordered the union to suspend its strike.

Daily Info gathered that the appellate court was yet to fix a date to officially hear the suit.

ASUU counsel, Femi Falana, disclosed this in an interview with Punch on Saturday.

ASUU Strike

Falana said the union was still expecting the official hearing date from the appellate court.

Recall that Justice Hamman Polycarp of the Industrial Court had ordered the members of ASUU to return to the classroom.

ASUU consequently filed an appeal before the Appeal Court in Abuja. However, the appellate court asked the university teachers to call off the strike before its appeal could be heard.

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The university teachers suspended their strike on October 13, 2022, in obedience to the court ruling.

Commenting on the appeal, Falana said the appeal was filed on October 14, 2022.

He said, “The appeal was filed on October 14, 2022. However, no date for hearing yet.”

Speaking on the advice of Chris Ngige, the Minister of Labour and Employment, that ASUU should take CONUA to court over registration, Falana said, “The minister knows that he deliberately committed illegality. He should have gone to court to find out the legality of his proliferation of unions among academic staff in the universities.”

Source: Punch

Obiajulu Joel Nwolu

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