#ASUU: Court Orders Lecturers in Nigeria to Call Off Strike

Court Orders Lecturers in Nigeria to Call Off Strike (News Central TV)

The National Industrial Court has mandated the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), to call off the ongoing strike and return to classrooms.

While delivering a ruling on the interlocutory injunction filed by the Federal government, Justice Polycarp Hamman restrained ASUU from continuing with the industrial action pending the determination of the suit.

Justice Polycap ordered that the case filed be returned to the president of the Industrial Court for reassignment to another judge.

This order is coming hours after the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) threatened not to allow any political campaign hold across the country till students of public universities return to classrooms.

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Ojo Olumide, Chairman of NANS National Taskforce stated this at a press briefing in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, on Wednesday, some days to September 28, the official date for candidates to kick-off campaign as announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission.

“Our blocking of access to public roads and ports is just a warning. If the government fails to conclude all the negotiation and agreement with ASUU within the frame of two weeks, they will witness more protests and rallies all over the country, they will also witness the annoyance, anger and frustration of Nigerians Students who have been at home for the past seven months.

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“As we promise them that we will not allow any political campaign to hold across the country until we are back to class. This government has pushed so many Nigerians students into depression. We say enough is enough; we can no longer bear the brunt from this avoidable crisis in our nation public ivory towers again,” he said.

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has been on strike since February 14, 2022 as talks between the Federal Government and lecturers of public universities continue to hit a brick wall

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