Court Adjourns Case Between FG, ASUU Till September 19

The National Industrial Court has adjourned the suit filed by the Federal Government challenging the ongoing strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to Monday, September 19.

Court Adjourns Case Between FG, ASUU Till September 19

Recall that the court had summoned the FG, and ASUU to appear before it in Abuja over the seven-month-old strike.

But at the first hearing, Justice Polycap Hamman adjourned the matter till Friday, September 16 (today), to enable both parties to file the necessary papers for the suit.

However, at the resumed sitting on Friday, the court announced that the case is further adjourned till next week Monday.

The counsel to the FG, James Igwe, earlier asked the court to give the suit an accelerated hearing due to the urgency of the matter to enable the students to return to school.

Igwe told the court that since the matter was already in court, it would be proper for the strike to be called off pending the determination of the suit.

Counsel to ASUU, Femi Falana, argued that the matter was adjourned to Friday for further mention and not for a hearing. He said he has been served with the Federal Government’s Interlocutory injunction.

Falana added that ASUU is currently meeting with stakeholders to ensure that this lingering crisis is resolved. He appealed to the Federal Government to cooperate with them to resolve the issue.

Justice Polycarp Hamman, subsequently adjourned the suit to Monday 19, 2022

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