The Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja, Friday, directed the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to call off its seven-months’ old strike.
The strike started Feb 14 this year over federal government’s alleged failure to fulfill some of its agreements with the university teachers.
The Appeal Court, in the ruling, granted leave to ASUU to appeal the interlocutory injunction of Justice Polycarp Hamman of the Abuja Division of the National Industrial Court of Nigeria (NICN) on September 21, 2022, directing members of the union to resume work.
The court was presided over by Justice Hamma Akawu Barka. Justice Barka stated that if ASUU did not comply with the judgement, the union would automatically lose the right to appeal against the ruling of the lower court.
The justice struck out ASUU’s appeal for stay of execution of the order of the Industrial Court based on the motion by her counsel, Femi Falana (SAN), for the withdrawal of the application.
The chairman of the three-man panel, Justice Hamma Akawu Barka, directed ASUU to file its notice of appeal on the ruling of the lower court within seven days.