At Last, ASUU will soon call off 8-month strike - NEWS FRONTIER DAILY


Monday, October 10, 2022

At Last, ASUU will soon call off 8-month strike

Femi Falana has disclosed that the 8-month-old ASUU strike is likely to be concluded outside the courtroom

Falana, who is a Senior Advocate of Nigeria and lead counsel to the union, made the disclosed in Lagos.

The legal luminary added that the university teachers are likely to call off their strikes in couple of days and not weeks
Ikeja, Lagos - Femi Falana, the lead counsel to the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), has disclosed that the academics' 8 months of industrial action will be called off in days, not weeks.

The senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN) made this known at a book launch titled “Breaking Coconut with your Head”, written by Lanre Arogundade, in Lagos.

Falana has been the lead defense counsel to the university lecturers after the union was dragged to the National Industrial Court by the Federal Government.

The union and the federal government had failed to reach a conclusive agreement that would warrant it calling off its strike before the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration took the academics to the industrial court.

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However, the court ordered the union to return to classrooms and continue negotiating.

The union further appealed the judgment at the appellate court in Abuja, but the court of appeal said it won’t entertain the union’s case until it complied with the judgment of the Industrial Court.

Experts have said the failure of the union to comply with the court order would be considered as contempt which is punishable under the law.


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