The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) will, on Friday, file a notice of appeal at the appellate court in Abuja to grant an interlocutory injunction and set aside the judgment of the National Industrial Court that ordered it to call off its ongoing strike and members to go back to work.
The counsel to ASUU and human rights activist, Mr Femi Falana, confirmed this on Thursday to Tribune Online in an interview.
He said: “We have just sent somebody to the court to collect the certified report of the judgment and get it ready for us to enable us to file our application for interlocutory order of the judgment tomorrow (Friday).
“Even though we have 14 days window to do that, we will file our appeal paper first thing tomorrow morning and that is all I can say for now on the matter.”
Recalls that the Federal Government dragged ASUU to the National Industrial Court and asked it to compel the union to call off its seven months old strike that has paralysed the academic activities in the nation’s public universities.
The court had, however, granted the prayer on Wednesday by ordering the lecturers to go back to work. ASUU was not satisfied with the court’s position, hence the proposed appeal.
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