By Chibuike Nwabuko
Abuja (Sundiata Post) – The Court of Appeal in Abuja on Friday directed that lecturers under the aegis of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) call off their strike immediately.
Public university lecturers have been on strike since February 14.
The appellate court gave the order while granting leave to ASUU to appeal the interlocutory injunction of Justice Polycarp Hamman of the National Industrial Court in Abuja on September 21, 2022, asking members of the union to resume work.
The court presided over by Justice Hamma Barka, warned that if ASUU failed to comply with the court order, it automatically lost the right to appeal against the ruling of the lower court.
The court, however, struck out an application by Femi Falana, counsel to ASUU, for a stay of execution of the order of the Industrial Court.
Justice Hamma Barka, who was the lead judge in a three-man panel, ordered ASUU to file its notice of appeal of the ruling of the lower court within seven days.