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ASUU Files 14 Grounds Of Appeal Against FG

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has filed 14 grounds of appeal against the Federal Government before the Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja.

This is coming as the National Industrial Court (NIC) ordered the union to call off its seven-month-old strike.

A human rights activist, Femi Falana, SAN, and also applied for a stay of execution of the judgment.

Recall that Justice Polycarp Hamman last Wednesday ordered the striking university lecturers to return to the classroom, pending the determination of a suit the Federal Government filed to query the legality of their strike action.

The interim injunction directing ASUU members to resume work followed an application FG filed through its lawyer, James Igwe.

Justine Hamman held that the order was both in the national interest and for the sake of undergraduates in the country that have been at home since February 14.

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He held that the strike action was detrimental to public university students that cannot afford to attend private tertiary institutions.

Justice Hamman said, “The balance of convenience tilts in favour of the applicant.

I hold that this application is meritorious and this application is granted.”

More details later…

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