The court of appeal sitting in Abuja on Friday ordered the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to call off its strike.

At the court session, the appellate court said ASUU should obey the order of an industrial court which directed the suspension of the strike before seeking to appeal the judgment.

The court maintained that the union must obey the ruling of the lower court and call off the strike immediately pending the determination of the substantive suit

The court gave ASUU seven days within which to file the appeal.


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The National Industrial Court had on Sept. 21, ordered ASUU to call off the strike.

The court granted the motion on notice filed by the Federal Government, urging the lecturers to return to classrooms.

Ruling on the interlocutory injunction, the trial judge, Justice Polycarp Hamman, restrained ASUU from continuing with the industrial action pending the determination of the suit filed against ASUU by the Federal Government.

Miffed by the ruling, the union headed to the appellant court to appeal the ruling.