Lingering strike: ASUU, FG asked to opt for out-of-court settlement


The legal tussle between the Federal Government and the Academic Staff Union of University ASUU took a different dimension on Wednesday, when a three-member panel of Justices of the Court of Appeal, sitting in Abuja admonished counsel in the matter to meet and discuss out-of-court settlement of the dispute.

ASUU, which had been on strike since February this year, last week appealed the ruling of the National Industrial Court, which ordered the University lecturers to return to the classroom, pending the determination of the suit, the Federal Government filed to query the legality of their strike action.

While hearing the appeal by ASUU, Counsel to ASUU, Femi Falana moved his application dated September 28, 2023, seeking the stay of execution of the ruling of the National Industrial Court and to also set it aside, while counsel to the Federal Government, James Igwe objected on the ground that the Federal Government has not been served with the application.

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