BREAKING: Court orders ASUU to end Strike
BREAKING: Court orders ASUU to end Strike: The Academic Staff Union of Universities have been ordered by The National Industrial Court of Nigeria on Wednesday to end its ongoing nationwide strike.
Latest News Nigeria reports that ASUU has been on strike since February 14 to press home the demands for improved funding for universities, a review of salaries for lecturers, among other issues.
Several meetings between ASUU and the Federal Government had ended in a deadlock.
Consequently, the Federal Government went to court to challenge the strike.
According to TheCable, the government, through its counsel, James Igwe, prayed the court for an interlocutory injunction restraining ASUU from taking further steps as regards the strike, pending the determination of the substantive suit.
ASUU dispels Varsities Resumption Order, Says Strike Unshakable: The Academic Staff Union of Universities on Monday have officially dismissed resumption notices by university authorities directing students to return for lectures amid the seven-month strike.
The organisation said its strike remained unshakeable as those institutions were still under lock and key.
The Vice President of ASUU and its former branch chairman at the University of Jos, Dr. Chris Piwuna, said these in an interview with LATEST NEWS NIGERIA
He was reacting to the announcement by Public Relations Officer of Imo State University, Owerri, Ralph Njoku, that it had pulled out of the ASUU nationwide strike and consequently asked its students and staff members to resume school on Tuesday, September 20.
According to him, IMSU had decided to pull out of the lingering strike in the interest of the students and staff of the institution.
“Yes. It is true. We have asked students to resume immediately. Lectures start on Tuesday. We are doing this in the best interest of our students and staff. We are not only pulling out of the ASUU strike but also asking everyone to return to school,” he said.
But Piwuna mocked the Universities saying ASUU would remain unshaken.