The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) will file an appeal with the Abuja Court of Appeal on Friday to issue an injunction and overturn the National Industrial Court ruling ordering it to cancel its ongoing strike and its members to return to work walk.
ASUU attorney and human rights activist Mr. Femi Falana confirmed this in an interview on Thursday.
He said: “We have just sent someone to the court to collect the certified report of the judgment and prepare it for us so that tomorrow (Friday) we can file our request for a restraining order on the judgment.
“Although we have 14 days to do this, first thing tomorrow morning we will be submitting our appeal paper and that is all I can say on the subject for now.”
Recalls that the federal government has taken ASUU before the National Industrial Court, demanding it force the union to end its seven-month-old strike that has paralyzed academic activity at the country’s public universities.
However, the court had granted the prayer Wednesday by ordering the faculty back to work, but ASUU was not satisfied with the court’s position, hence the proposed appeal.