FG Vs ASUU: Court adjourns case till September 16

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The National Industrial Court of Nigeria has adjourned to September the 16th, 2022 the suit filed by the Federal Government against the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) over the industrial action embarked upon by the union about seven months ago.

The Federal Government approached the court sitting in Abuja, requesting an order for ASUU to resume it continues to engage the union to address their dispute.

During proceedings, the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) sought to join the suit as an interested party but the judge ruled that the suit is not ripe for consolidation by SERAP adding that he was only presiding over the matter as a vacation judge and that the case would be assigned to another judge for adjudication.

The judge thereafter ordered the parties in the suit to file and exchange court documents as he adjourned the matter to Friday, 16 September 2022.

Speaking to journalists outside the court, counsel to ASUU, Falana, berated the Federal Government for going to the court. He said the Federal Government should stop trying to blackmail ASUU, maintaining that university lecturers have not stopped working.



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