The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has been ordered to call off its nationwide industrial strike.
The varsity staff union were ordered by the National Industrial Court of Nigeria (NICN) on Wednesday, September 21, to reopen all public universities and return to their duty posts after seven months of shutting down the learning institutions.
HausaToday understands that the NICN directive was coming following a petition before the court by the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, on behalf of the federal government.
Recall that students of public universities across the country have been at home since February 14, 2022, when ASUU press home its demands for improved funding for universities, and a review of salaries for lecturers, among other issues.
Despite a series of meetings, ASUU and the Federal Government could not reach a good end.
Consequently, the Federal Government went to court to challenge the strike.
The government is said to have through its counsel, James Igwe, prayed the court for an interlocutory injunction restraining ASUU from taking further steps as regards the strike, pending the determination of the substantive suit.
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