September 25, 2022

Just in: Industrial Court orders ASUU to call off ongoing strike







The National Industrial Court of Nigeria (NICN) has ordered the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to suspend its seven months old strike.

The order followed the granting of an injunction sought by the counsel to the Federal Government, Barrister James Igwe, who applied for an interlocutory injunction to restrain ASUU from continuing with the strike pending the determination of the referral by the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige.

In his ruling in Abuja on today, Wednesday 21 September 2022, Justice Polycarp Hamman not only granted the government’s application, he also dismissed the argument of Femi Falana, counsel to ASUU, that the interlocutory injunction should be dismissed and the court should instead grant an accelerated hearing for the referral earlier filed by Mr Ngige.

ASUU commenced the strike in February 14, 2022 after it accused the Federal Government of reneging on previous agreements on matters such as increased funding of universities and increasing lecturers’ salaries.