Court to Rule on FG’s Suit to Stop ASUU Strike on Wednesday
By Modupe Gbadeyanka
The federal government will know its fate on the interlocutory motion it filed against the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) at the National Industrial Court on Wednesday, September 21, 2022.
The government asked the court to direct the university lecturers to suspend their industrial action and return to the classroom and continue negotiations on the differences between them.
The leadership of ASUU had ordered its members to stay away from classes since February 14, 2022, pending when the agreement signed between the union and the federal government in 2009 is honoured.
The government had made efforts to put an end to the action, but the lecturers want their demands met before returning to work.
A few weeks ago, the government threatened not to pay the salaries of the teachers if they failed to go back to work. It then filed a suit before the court, seeking an order to force them to shelve the strike.
Last week, the court had fixed today for a hearing of the interlocutory injunction filed by the government.
When the case came up today, Justice Peter Hamman said a ruling on the matter would be given on Wednesday.