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FG Vs ASUU: Court Fails To Hear Case, Fixes New Date


ASUU and Federal Government representatives at the negotiating table

The National Industrial Court sitting in Abuja has again adjourned a suit against the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) instituted by the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige.

Naija News reports that the Federal government on Friday dragged the university lecturers to the Industrial Court over the lingering strike by their union which has kept students at home for nearly seven months.

The Federal Government in its suit asked the court to order ASUU to call off its seven months strike.

The court adjourned the suit till Monday, September 19 for hearing the interlocutory application of the Federal Government.

The court presided by judge, Justice Polycap Hammanhe had earlier on September 12, adjourned the suit till September 16th (today) to give the FG and ASUU ample time to file all necessary documents pertaining to the suit.

At the resumed court sitting today, counsel to the FG, James Igwe, requested that the suit be given an accelerated hearing due to the urgency of the matter.

He added that since the matter was already in court, the union ought to call off the strike pending a ruling by the judge.

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