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JUST IN: Court of Appeal orders ASUU to call off strike immediately

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JUST IN: Court of Appeal orders ASUU to call off strike immediately

The Court of Appeal, Abuja Division, has ordered the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, to call off the strike and resume work immediately.

The Appeal Court granted the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, permission to appeal the ruling of the National Industrial Court, which ordered the union to call off its strike.

The court, however, granted the application on the condition that the union obeys the lower court’s ruling and calls off the strike immediately, pending the determination of the substantive suit.

The court presided over by Justice Hamma Barka, warned that if ASUU failed to comply with the court order, it automatically lost the right to appeal against the lower court ruling.

It, however, struck out the application by ASUU for a stay of execution of the order of the Industrial Court, based on the motion by the applicant’s counsel, Femi Falana (SAN), for the application’s withdrawal.

The court gave ASUU seven days within which to file the appeal.

Reading the lead ruling, the Chairman of the three-man panel, Justice Hamma Barka, ordered ASUU to file its notice of appeal of the lower court’s ruling within seven days.

Reports have it that the National Industrial Court on Sept. 21, ordered ASUU to call off the strike.

The court granted the motion on notice filed by the Federal Government, urging the lecturers to return to classrooms.

Ruling on the interlocutory injunction, the trial judge, Justice Polycarp Hamman, restrained ASUU from continuing with the industrial action pending the determination of the suit filed against ASUU by the Federal Government.

Miffed by the ruling, the union headed to the appellant court to appeal the ruling.

 

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