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Court orders ASUU to suspend strike action

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The National Industrial Court has ordered the striking lecturers under the aegis of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), to resume classes.

In a judgement passed on Wednesday, Justice Polycarp Hamman stopped ASUU from continuing with the industrial action pending the determination of the suit.

The judge ordered that the case filed be returned to the president of the Industrial Court for reassignment to another judge.

It will be recalled that  National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) threatened not to allow any political campaign take place in any part of the country until the strike action ends

Chairman, NANS National Taskforce, Ojo Olumide, announced this at a press conference in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, on  Wednesday had said that blocking of roads and airports was a just a warning.

“Our blocking of access to public roads and ports is just a warning. If the government fails to conclude all the negotiation and agreement with ASUU within the frame of two weeks, they will witness more protests and rallies all over the country, they will also witness the annoyance, anger and frustration of Nigerians Students who have been at home for the past seven months.

“As we promise them that we will not allow any political campaign to hold across the country until we are back to class. This government has pushed so many Nigerians students into depression. We say enough is enough; we can no longer bear the brunt from this avoidable crisis in our nation public ivory towers again,” he said.

It will be recalled that the university lecturers had downed tools since February 14, this year.