Order ASUU to resume – FG tells court

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The Federal Government has asked National Industrial court to order Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to go back to their duty post having met some of their demands.

In a statement, the head of press and public relations at the Ministry of Labour and Employment, Olajide Oshundun, said the Federal government took the decision after continuous dialogue between it and ASUU failed to reach a compromise.

In the case, “it is asking the court to determine whether the strike by ASUU is legal or not and interpret the law especially as it applies to the cessation of the strike once a trade dispute is apprehended by the minister of labour and employment and conciliation is ongoing.

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“The Federal Government also wants the court to determine the extent of ASUU’s demand since the 2020 Memorandum of Action (MOA) that the union signed with the government.

The National Industrial Court on Monday adjourned the lawsuit filed by the Federal Government against the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), to September 16, 2022.

Justice Polycap Hamman adjourned the case to enable both parties to file the necessary papers for the suit.

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