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Court Orders ASUU To Call Off Strike Immediately

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The National Industrial Court of Nigeria on Wednesday ordered the Academic Staff Union of Universities to call off its ongoing nationwide strike.

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Koko TV reports that ASUU has been on strike since February 14 to press home the demands for improved funding for universities, a review of salaries for lecturers, among other issues.

Several meetings between ASUU and the Federal Government had ended in a deadlock. Consequently, the Federal Government went to court to challenge the strike.

According to sources, the government, through its counsel, James Igwe, prayed the court for an interlocutory injunction restraining ASUU from taking further steps as regards the strike, pending the determination of the substantive suit.

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READ ALSO: ASUU Strike: NANS Release Protest Timetable

The speaker of the Federal House of Representatives Femi Gbajabiamila yesterday held a meeting with the leadership of ASUU on how to effectively end the strike.

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The Speaker while addressing newsmen in Abuja assured Nigerians that the green chamber will do everything in their capacity as the watch-dog of the executive, to make sure that the President settles the issue of ASUU once and for all.

READ ALSO: ASUU Strike: Students Set To Shut Down Abuja Airport Road

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ASUU is already losing public sympathy, especially among parents and students. Several state universities are already pulling out of the strike, while some federal universities are also clamouring for students to return back to the classroom.

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