The National Industrial Court of Nigeria ordered the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to go back to work.
The Federal Government in a suit before the court prayed for the order for ASUU to call off its seven months strike.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, on behalf of the Federal Government had filed the matter before the court by way of referral to resolve the issue of the ongoing strike by ASUU.
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 ASUU, that the interlocutory injunction should be dismissed and the court should instead grant an accelerated hearing for the referral earlier filed by Ngige.
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