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General News of Thursday, 22 September 2022


ASUU takes critical decision after court directs union to call off strike

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The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has sworn to appeal the order by the National Industrial Court, directing the lecturers' union to put an end to its strike action and resume work immediately.

According to reports, the union have started gathering its lawyers led by a popular human rights activist, Femi Falana, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, to file an appeal.

The chairman of the union, Lagos zone, Adelaja Odukoya, in a statement encouraged members of the union to remain calm and united to fight till the end.

Justice Polycarp Hamman, in a ruling on Wednesday, September 21, 2022 stated that he was invoking Section 18 of the Trade Dispute Act, which allows the court to order an end to strike when national interest is at stake.

Justice Hamman stated that it was necessary to end the strike because the students have a right to education.

ASUU started the strike on February 14 to press home some key demands, which include acceptance of a payment platform (UTAS) preferred by the union.


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