The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ‘ASUU has been ordered to resume work with immediate effect by the Court of Appeal in Abuja.
The National Industrial Court’s judgement ordering the professors on strike to return to work was overturned by the appellate court in response to an application by the ASUU for permission to appeal.
‘ASUU was also given “conditional leave to appeal the Industrial Court order,” however the Court insisted that they must comply with the ruling of the lower court as of today, October 7.
For ASUU to submit its notice of appeal within seven days, the three-member bench, chaired by Justice Hamman Barka, ruled that it must show evidence that it’s members have resumed work immediately.
The panel determined that the appeal would be ineligible before the Court of Appeals if it did not follow the order.
Remember that ASUU has been on strike for the past eight months due to the fact that the Federal Government failed to meet their demands.
Also, ASUU had been previously ordered by the Industrial Court to resume work, but they were later given a chance to appeal the Court’s decision, that which took place today. However, it didn’t go in their favour as they have been ordered once more, to resume work immediately