Strike: Court adjourns FG/ASUU case to September 18

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BY MAYOWA SAMUEL

Uba Group

The National Industrial Court has adjourned to September 16 the case between the Federal Government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) over the lingering strike.

Justice Polycap Hamman adjourned the matter to enable both the FG and the Union to file the necessary papers for the suit.

The FG had approached the National Industrial Court (NICN) sitting in Abuja, requesting an order for ASUU to resume educational activities while the dispute is being addressed.

A statement by the Head, Press and Public Relations at the Ministry of Labour and Employment, Olajide Oshundun, said the matter was on Thursday, 8 September, referred to the Registrar of NICN by the Minister, Chris Ngige.

ASUU embarked on an initial four-week strike on 14 February and has continued to extend it as talks with the government continues to fail.