Return To Class Immediately- Appeal Court Orders ASUU

An Abuja Court of Appeal on Friday ordered the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to call off its ongoing strike.

The appellate court stated that calling off the strike is the only condition that the union’s request to appeal the ruling of the National Industrial Court of Nigeria (NICN), which ordered ASUU to call off its strike, will be given effect.

The court on Friday urged university lecturers to return to classrooms as soon as possible.

Earlier, on Wednesday, the Appeal Court had asked the parties to explore the option of an out-of-court settlement. However, an agreement was not reached by both the Federal Government and ASUU.

Recall that several meetings between ASUU and the federal government have ended in a deadlock.

Consequently, the federal government went to court to challenge the industrial action.

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