The Federal Court of appeal has ordered members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities to resume work immediately…
Following the appeal of the industrial court judgement ruling against ASUU regarding the over 7 months old strike, the Penultimate Court in the hierarchy of Courts in Nigeria has now reaffirmed that members of ASUU should resume with the judgement seemingly the final straw in having an end to the strike.
The court gave the order today while granting leave to ASUU to appeal the interlocutory injunction of Justice Polycarp Hamman of the Abuja Division of the National Industrial Court of Nigeria on September 21, 2022, asking members of the union to resume work.
The appellate court which was presided over by Justice Hamma Barka, warned that if ASUU failed to comply with the court order, it automatically lost the right to appeal against the ruling of the lower court.
In addition, it struck out the application by ASUU for a stay of execution of the order of the Industrial Court, based on the motion by the applicant’s counsel, Femi Falana (SAN) for the withdrawal of the application.
Reading the judgement, Justice Hamma Barka ordered ASUU to file its notice of appeal of the ruling of the lower court within seven days.