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ASUU ordered to call off strike by industrial court

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Samuel Agbelusi

The national industrial court of Nigeria has ordered the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to call off its ongoing nationwide strike.

ASUU has been on strike since February 14 to press home the demand for improved funding for universities, a review of salaries for lecturers, among other issues.

Several meetings between ASUU and the federal government have ended in a deadlock.

Consequently, the federal government went to court to challenge the strike.
The government through its counsel, James Igwe prayed the court for an interlocutory injunction restraining ASUU from taking further steps as regards the strike, pending the determination of the substantive suit.

The order comes a few hours after the National Association of Nigerian Students NANS threatened not to allow any political campaign hold across the country till students of public universities return to classrooms

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