The National Industrial Court has fixed Sept.19 to deliver a ruling on Federal Government’s prayer askinhg the court to order the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to suspend its seven months strike.
The matter was first mentioned on Monday and got adjourned until Friday for further mention before Justice Polycarp Hamman.
Mr J.U.K Igwe SAN informed the court that going by its directive on Monday that the claimant should file its process latest by Tuesday, that they had filed two processes.
He added that the first one was a motion on notice dated and filed Monday for an interlocutory injunction.
Igwe explained that the claimant also filed on the same date an affidavit of facts in support of the referral sent by the Minister of Labour and Employment
He stated that some questions were raised with a full complement of a written address, adding that the defendant had been served with proof of service before the court.
The council said that however, as at the time the court was sitting, he had not received a response from ASUU.
Igwe proceeded to urge the court to take the applications as it was ripe to be taken, stating that the matter is of national interest and urgent as millions of students have been at home since Feb.14.