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The National Industrial Court of Nigeria [NICN] has ordered the Academic Staff Union of Universities [ASUU] to put an end if its ongoing strike.

The order followed the granting of an injunction sought by the counsel to the federal government. The federal government’s counsel James Igwe had applied for an interlocutory to restrain ASUU from continuing with the strike pending the detertainment of the referral by the Minister of Labour and Employment Chris Ngige.

In his ruling in Abuja on Wednesday, Justice Polycarp Hamman granted the government’s application.

He also dismissed the argument of Femi Falana counsel to the ASUU, that the interlocutory injunction should be dismissed and the court instead grant an accelerated hearing the referral earlier filed by Mr Ngige.

In reaction to the FG’s legal action, ASUU cautioned the the Federal Government against forcing striking members of the union back to class via court order. According to the president of the union Professor Emmanuel Osodeke, one can only wonder what manner of teaching the academic staff will dish out after they have been forced back to the classrooms.

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