April 14, 2024

Legal practitioner and Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) Lawyer Femi Falana, had disclosed that the lingering strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU)will be called off soon.

The human rights activist and ASUU counsel , revealed this at a book launch ‘Breaking Coconut With Your Head’ by Lanre Arogundade on Monday in Lagos. He added that it is likely that the strike would be concluded outside the courtroom.

The Court of Appeal in Abuja, on Friday, ordered the Academic Staff Union of Universities to call off its seven-month strike.The court gave the order after dismissing the union’s application for a stay of execution of an earlier ruling of the National Industrial Court directing the university lecturers to resume work.The ASUU National President, Professor Emmanuel Osodeke had said that the union will study the ruling of the appeal court which ordered its members to return back to work.

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) embarked on a nationwide strike on the 14th of February aimed at pressing home its demands from the federal government.Demands of ASUU include funding for the revitalisation of public universities, earned academic allowance, poor funding of state universities and promotion arrears,immediate deployment of UTAS to replace IPPIS; renegotiation of the 2009 ASUU-FGN agreement; release of the reports of visitation panels to federal universities and distortions in salary payment challenges.

Marvelous Ogidi

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