The Federal Government’s lawsuit contesting the current university lecturers’ strike has been postponed once more by the National Industrial Court until September 19 by the court.
As you may recall, the court had ordered the Federal Government (FG) and the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to appear before it on Monday in Abuja about the seven-month strike.
However, Justice Polycap Hamman postponed the case until today, Friday, September 16, during the first hearing so that both sides could file the required court documents.
However, the court further postponed the case until Monday of the following week at the Friday resumed meeting.
However, at the resumed sitting on Friday, the court announced that the case is further adjourned till next week Monday.
The counsel to the FG, James Igwe, earlier asked the court to give the suit an accelerated hearing due to the urgency of the matter to enable the students to return to school.
Igwe told the court that since the matter was already in court, it would be proper for the strike to be called off, pending the determination of the suit.