The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has said it would review the judgement of the Appeal Court to determine its next line of action.
Investogist had reported that the Court of Appeal, Abuja on Friday ordered the ASUU to call off its 8-month-old strike immediately as earlier ordered by the National Industrial Court.
Reacting to the appellate court judgement, ASUU President, Professor Emmanuel Osodeke, told DAILY POST that the union is yet to officially receive the Appeal Court ruling.
He said that upon receipt of the judgement the union would go through the document with its lawyers and decide on its next line of action.
He said, “We have not received the ruling, when we get it, we will review it with our lawyer and then we can take the next step”.
The appeal court’s order on Friday follows an application by the ASUU seeking permission to appeal against the order of the National Industrial Court which asked the striking lecturers to resume duty.
The appellate court gave ASUU seven days within which to file the appeal following the obedience to the ruling of the lower court.
The 3-man panel led by Justice Hamman Barka, said that ASUU must show evidence that it’s members have resumed work immediately for it to file notice of appeal.
The panel held that appeal will be found incompetent before Court of Appeal if ASUU fail to adhere by the order.
Recall that ASUU has been on strike since February 14 to press home its demands.
The National Industrial Court had on Sept 21, 2022 ordered the union to return to work.
ASUU however, filed an appeal through its lawyers against the court ruling.
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