The Court of Appeal has ordered the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to immediately call off its ongoing strike as a precondition for granting the union’s request to appeal a similar ruling of the National Industrial Court.
The court, however, granted ASUU’s application on the condition that the union obeys the ruling of the lower court and calls off the strike immediately pending the determination of the substantive suit.
The court gave ASUU seven days within which to file the appeal following the obedience of the ruling of the lower court.
The National Industrial Court on September 21, ordered ASUU to call off the strike.
The court granted the motion on notice filed by the federal government, urging the lecturers to return to classrooms.
Ruling on the interlocutory injunction, the trial judge, Justice Polycarp Hamman, restrained ASUU from continuing with the industrial action pending the determination of the suit filed against ASUU by the federal government.
Miffed by the ruling, the union headed to the appellant court to appeal the ruling.