The appeal of the Academic Staff Union of Universities to be heard today

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4 Oct 2022
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The Court of Appeal in Abuja will today being Tuesday, 4th of October hear the appeal of the Academic Staff Union of Universities against the judgement which was given by the National Industrial Court on September mandating them to call off the strike and return to call rooms.

This is as negotiations and talks have continued between the House of Representatives led by the Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila and the union.

The PUNCH had reported that the Gbajabiamila-led delegation would meet with the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) today.

A source familiar with the matter made this known in a chat with our correspondent on Sunday.

Femi Falana, the attorney for ASUU, has not yet responded to confirm this development.

On September 23, 2022, ASUU filed 14 grounds for appeal against Justice Hamman Polycarp of the National Industrial Court of Nigeria's decision ordering the lecturers on strike to return to work while the Federal Government's lawsuit challenging the legitimacy of their strike was being adjudicated.
According to Justice Polycarp, the order was both in the best interests of the nation and of the students in the nation who had been back at home since February 14th. According to him, public university students who couldn't afford to attend private tertiary institutions suffered as a result of the strike action.

References

[1] Punchng, 'Strike: Court hears ASUU’s appeal today' (online, 2022) <https://punchng.com/strike-court-hears-asuus-appeal-today/>.

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