Law Students Association of Nigeria has dragged the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), before the Federal High Court Abuja, challenging what it described as the incessant strikes of the union.
In the suit which was filed at the court on Friday, the association is seeking an order to compel the union to return to the classroom as well as an order of perpetual injunction to restrain the union from embarking on further strikes.
The suit which was filed by the President of the Association, Mr Blessing Agbomhere on behalf of his members is also asking the court to compel the Lecturers’ to pay N10 billion compensation to Nigerian students.
This, the association claims is for allegedly infringing on the right of the students to education as guaranteed by Section 18 of the 1999 Constitution and Article 17 of African Charter on Human and Peoples Rights. Read also: FG Finally Agrees To Pay ASUU Additional N65bn For Allowances And Revitalisation Fund
The association is further asking the court to order ASUU to pay damages to all Nigerian students for the psychological and emotional torture metted out to them as well as the loss of valuable time following the continuous strike.
Speaking to newsmen, Agbomwere said that the suit was sequel to its findings that ASUU members had been short- changing the Federal Government by teaching in more than one university. He said it’s investigations also revealed that members of the union were engaging in consultancy services in oil companies and collecting multiple salaries at the detriment of the Nigerian students.