The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has been ordered by the Court of Appeal, sitting in Abuja to resume work immediately.
The Court of Appeal gave the directive on Friday 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 (NICN) on September 21, 2022, asking members of the union to resume work.
The presiding Judge, Justice Hamma Akawu Barka, warned that if ASUU fails to resume, it will automatically lose its right to appeal against the ruling of the lower court.
Justice Barka 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.
The Chairman of the three-man panel, Justice Barka, ordered ASUU to file its notice of appeal on the ruling of the lower court within seven days.
ASUU on the 23rd of September, 2022 had filed 14 grounds appeal against the ruling of the Industrial Court of Nigeria which ordered lecturers to return to classrooms.
Justice Hamman Polycarp of the Industrial Court while passing the order noted that the order was both in the national interest and for the sake of undergraduates in the country that had been at home since February 14.