Latest ASUU Strike News Update Today: Appeal Court Gives ASUU, FG 24 Hours to Settle dispute
Ejes Gist Newspaper reports that On Wednesday, the Court of Appeal in Abuja urged the Federal Government and the members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities who were on strike to settle their differences out of court.
The Appellate Court recommended giving the two parties 24 hours to reflect, meet, and develop a solution that would satisfy Nigerians.
When the Federal Government and ASUU appeared before Justice Georgewill Biobele Abraham for a hearing on the appeal filed by ASUU against the judgement of the National Industrial Court, which ordered the striking university lecturers to call off their strike and return to work pending the determination of the substantive suit, the judge made the decision.
Court of Appeal Order to the Parties Lawyer
Justice Georgewill Biobele specifically ordered the Federal Government’s attorney, James Igwe (SAN), and ASUU’s attorney, Femi Falana (SAN), both of whom were present in court, to first sit down as attorneys, adopt a patriotic stance, and then communicate that stance to their clients.
What the Judge of the Appeal Court said
There is a time for everything, including war and peace, according to Justice Biobele. We want to see the two of you as senior attorneys encourage and look into a peaceful resolution of this dispute as Ministers in the temple of justice.
“In fact, we anticipate returning to this court on Thursday with the good news that the conflict has been resolved and that all of Nigerians’ gratitude will be directed at you.
Therefore, urge your clients to consider national interests for the benefit of our children. Go sit down and talk to someone as you leave to settle the issue.
ASUU, FG’s Lawyer Response
James Igwe, the attorney for the Federal Government, thanked the justices for their advice and pledged to investigate counselling with his colleague.
Falana reiterated that a peaceful resolution of the issue would require compromise from all parties, however he acknowledged that he had already started something similar and would be willing to do more as a way out of the strike.
That is the latest NewsOnline Today on ASUU Strike