As a condition for allowing the union’s request to appeal a similar verdict of the National Industrial Court, the Court of Appeal has ordered the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to immediately call off its ongoing strike.
The court, however, allowed ASUU’s plea on the condition that the union follow the lower court’s order and cease the strike immediately pending the outcome of the substantive matter.
Following the compliance of the lower court’s order, the court gave ASUU seven days to file an appeal.
This comes after the National Industrial Court on September 21 had ordered ASUU to end its strike.
The court allowed the federal government’s move on notice, urging the instructors to return to their classes.
The presiding Judge, Justice Polycarp Hamman, decided on the interlocutory injunction and prohibited ASUU from carrying out the industrial action until the outcome of the lawsuit brought by the federal government against ASUU.
Angered by the decision, the union went to the appeals court to challenge it.