CURSORY: The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has revealed that they are going ahead with the appeal it filed against the NIC ruling, after going through due process as per order of appellate court.
ASUU had filed an appeal before the Appeal Court in Abuja, but the appellate court noted that it would not hear ASUU’s appeal should the union fail to obey the ruling of the lower court. In line with the ruling, ASUU called off its strike on October 13, 2022.
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The Academic Staff Union of Universities has again filed an appeal against the judgment of the National Industrial Court of Nigeria which ordered the striking lecturers to return back to work, Sunday PUNCH has gathered.
It was also gathered that the court had yet to fix a date for the official hearing of the suit.
The counsel for ASUU, Femi Falana, SAN, made this known in an exclusive interview with PUNCH correspondent in Abuja on Saturday
He said that the appeal was filed on October 14, 2022.
“The appeal was filed on October 14, 2022. However, no date for hearing yet.”
Falana, who also shared the official documents of the appeal with the reporter, noted that the union was still awaiting the official hearing date from the appellate court.
Speaking further on Ngige’s advice for ASUU to take CONUA to court over registration,
“The minister knows that he deliberately committed illegality. He should have gone to court to find out the legality of his proliferation of unions among academic staff in the universities.”
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