Strike: Minister of Labour threatens ASUU with contempt of Court
Written by Olarotimi Oshin on October 8, 2022
The Federal Government has threatened to sue the striking lecturers, who are members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) if they fail to resume.
The Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, who issued this threat on Friday during an interview on Channel TV monitored by RoyalFM, disclosed that he had directed labour controllers to monitor compliance at all tertiary institutions across states of the federation.
Meanwhile, ASUU’s national president, Professor Emmanuel Osodeke who reacted on behalf of the striking lecturers said it will study the ruling of the court which ordered its members to return back to work.
It could be recalled that the Court of Appeal in Abuja, on Friday, ordered ASUU to call off its strike.
The court gave the order after dismissing the union’s application for a stay of execution of an earlier ruling of the National Industrial Court directing the university lecturers to resume work.
However, the three-member panel of the Court of Appeal led by Hamma Barka granted the union permission to appeal the ruling of the industrial court but ruled that it must first resume work to be allowed to file the appeal.
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