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ASUU Strike Court of Appeal: Resumption Date For Nigeria Universities

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ASUU extend strike to 8 weeks

This is to notify the public that the official resumption date for Nigeria Universities have been fixed by the ministry of education as ASUU set to call off strike ordered by the Court of Appeal in Abuja on Friday.

 

ASUU begins the nationwide strike and kept undergraduates at home since February 14, but end is coming to the strike as the Court of Appeal in Abuja order to call off strike.

The Court of Appeal in Abuja, on Friday, ordered the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to call off its strike.

The court gave the order after dismissing the union’s application for a stay of execution of an earlier ruling of the National Industrial Court directing the university lecturers to resume work.

The three-member panel of the Court of Appeal led by Hamma Barka granted the union permission to appeal the ruling of the industrial court but ruled that it must first resume work to be allowed to file the appeal.

It said should ASUU fail to re-open the universities, the permission it gave the union to appeal against the interlocutory injunction of the National Industrial Court “will be automatically vacated.”

It gave the university lecturers’ union seven days within which to file its notice of appeal against the order of the National Industrial Court.

“I am inclined to granting the application to appeal the decision of the National Industrial Court of Nigeria. But the order of the lower court shall be immediately obeyed,” the court held in its unanimous ruling.

The National Industrial Court had on 21 September ordered ASUU to call off the strike.

The court granted the motion on notice filed by the federal government, directing the lecturers to return to classrooms.

Universities will resume immediately after ASUU have call off the nationwide strike following the court of appeal guidelines.

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