Law Students Association of Nigeria have gone against lecturers and is Sueing ASUU N10billion at the Federal High Court Abuja.
Mr Blessing Agbomhere who happens to be the President of LAWSAN association had filed the suit on behalf of other members.
According to the association who claims the students rights is infringed upon. “A declaration that the indefinite strike embarked upon by the 1st and 2nd defendants since March 2020, leading to the closure of government owned universities, which has detrimentally and negatively impacted on plaintiff’s learning and the smooth operation of academic calendar of universities, is a brazen infraction of the plaintiff’s right to education.
“An order of mandatory injunction compelling the 1st and 2nd defendants to call off the strike and return to the status quo ante bellum whilst negotiation for amicable resolution of the issues in contention or among the defendants is ongoing.
“An order of perpetual injunction restraining the 1st and 2nd defendants whether by themselves, servants, agents and/or privies from further declaring or embarking on indefinite and incessant strikes.
“This is to serve as general and exemplary damages for the loss of valuable time, opportunity, mental torture, psychological anguish and general deprivation which the plaintiff has suffered or is likely to be exposed to on graduation.”
Speaking on behalf of other members of LAWSAN, the President of the Association Mr Blessing Agbomhere has asked the court to compel ASUU to pay N10 billion compensation to Nigerian students. Although, the date has not been fixed for suit hearing.
However, the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) have been in a protracted negotiation with the Federal Government since it went on indefinite strike March 2nd, 2020.
The court suit which was filed on Friday, also seeks an order of perpetual injunction to restrain ASUU from embarking on further strikes.