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FG and ASUU fail to reach out-of-court settlement on strike



The Federal Government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU have failed to reach an out-of-court settlement on the strike action, as advised by the appeal court.

The Federal Government and the Academic body told the court on Thursday, October 6 about their failed out-of-court settlement, as advised by the appellate court.

The lead counsel for ASUU, Femi Falana (SAN) was granted an opportunity by the presiding judge, Justice Hamma Barka, to file a reply to the counter affidavit deposed to by the FG in opposition to the hearing of the appeal.

The Senior Advocate of Nigeria revealed that they’ve begun consultations which would continue at the end of the day’s proceedings. He suggested that their application challenging the ruling of the Industrial Court to be heard by the three-man panel of the Appeal Court.

FG and ASUU’s lawyers agreed that the court should hear the application, as there was no amicable resolution reached as advised by the court.

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