- An attempt by the federal government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to settle out of court has failed
- This means there will long stretch of the ongoing ASUU strike as it does not seems to end anytime soon
- Predictions have it that the strike might crossover to 2023 and even after the general election in February
FCT, Abuja – The legal team of the federal government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) have failed to reach a resolution to settle the ongoing disagreement between them out of court, Channels TV reported.
The latest development from their meeting on Thursday, October 6, reveals that the move was a suggestion made by the appellate court earlier while presiding over their case.
After having a meeting that did not yield a positive resolution, both legal teams came before the appellate court to reel out their submissions.
Meanwhile, the presiding judge, Justice Hamma Barka gave room for the legal counsel of ASUU, Femi Falana (SAN) to file a reply to the counter affidavit deposed to by the Federal government in opposition to the hearing of the appeal.
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At the resumption of the hearing, Falana said they had begun consultations which would continue at the end of the day’s proceedings.
He suggested that their application challenging the ruling of the Industrial Court, be heard by the three-man panel of the Appeal court.
Both parties agreed that the court should hear the application, as there was no amicable resolution reached as advised by the court.
FG, Ngige in trouble over registration of factional academic unions amid ASUU strike
In another development, Femi Falana has hit out at the federal government for registering new academic unions.
The senior advocate said the registration of another academic union is illegal and unconstitutional.
He stated that two unions cannot exist in a sector and that there is a judicial precedent backing it.
ASUU strike: NANS rejects FG’s plan to confer CON on Adamu Adamu
In another development, the Academic Staff Union of Universities has been on strike for eight months sparking outrage in the country.
The outrage was further heightened when the minister of education’s name was listed as one of those to receive national honours.
Nigerian students say the plan to honour the minister is an insult to all their members nationwide and abroad.