The National Industrial Court has fixed Wednesday, September 21st to rule on the application for an interlocutory injunction filed by the Federal Government against the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).
The date was fixed on Monday by Justice Peter Hamman after the lead counsel for the Federal Government, James Igwe, argued his application seeking an order of the court to restrain ASUU from further continuation of its ongoing Nationwide strike.
CEOAFRICA had reported that during the sitting last Friday, the Court adjourned the suit until Monday (September 19th) to hear the interlocutory injunction of the Government.
Igwe had asked the Court to give the suit an hastening hearing due to the urgency of the matter to enable Students to return to school.
The counsel also argued that since the matter is already in court, it would be appropriate for the strike to be called off pending the determination of the suit.
But counsel to ASUU, Femi Falana, noted that the union is currently meeting with stakeholders to ensure that the matter is resolved and appealed to the Government to cooperate with the Union to resolve the issue.