BREAKING: Nigerian University Lecturers, ASUU Appeals Court Judgment Ordering Resumption Without Pay

BREAKING: Nigerian University Lecturers, ASUU Appeals Court Judgment Ordering Resumption Without Pay

Prof. Emmanuel Osodeke, on Wednesday, a few hours after the industrial court issued the order, revealed that the union’s leadership would meet to discuss the court’s ruling.

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has appealed a ruling by the National Industrial Court directing the striking lecturers to immediately end the seven months’ strike and resume work.

This was confirmed in the court documents filed before the Court of Appeal, and obtained by SaharaReporters on Friday, in which the lecturers urged the court to grant the appellant an order of stay of execution of the National Industrial Court’s ruling.

SaharaReporters earlier reported that ASUU’s National President, Prof. Emmanuel Osodeke, on Wednesday, a few hours after the industrial court issued the order, revealed that the union’s leadership would meet to discuss the court’s ruling.

By the documents filed for the appeal, ASUU is seeking from the court, “1. AN ORDER granting the Applicant leave to appeal against the interlocutory ruling of the National Industrial Court of Nigeria per Honourable Justice P.I. Hamman in SUIT NO: NICN/ABJ/270/2022 between FEDERAL GOVERNMNT OF NIGERIA & 1 OR. VS ACADEMIC STAFF UNION OF UNIVERSITIES delivered on Wednesday 21st day of September, 2022.

“2. AN ORDER staying execution of the order of this Honourable Court per Honourable Justice P.I. Hamman in SUIT NO: NICN/ABJ/270/2022 between FEDERAL GOVERNMENT OF NIGERIA & 1 OR. VS ACADEMIC STAFF UNION OF UNIVERSITIES delivered on Wednesday 21st day of September, 2022 pending the hearing and determination of the interlocutory Appeal.

“3. AND ANY OTHER ORDER OR ORDERS this Honourable Court may deem fit to make in the circumstance of this case.

“4. AND FURTHER TAKE NOTICE that the appellant/applicant shall at the hearing of this application rely on the affidavit sworn to by Samuel Ameh on behalf of the Applicant.”

Source: Sahara Reporters.

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