ASUU Strike: SANs, Profs To Defend Union Before Industrial Court

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The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has stated that members of the union who are Senior Advocates of Nigeria and Professors of Law among others will be defending the union as the case instituted by the Federal Government.

VANTAGE NEWS reports that the hearing of the case comes up at the National Industrial Court on Monday (today).

Recall that the Federal Government had dragged the union before the NIC over its ongoing strike which started on February 14, 2022.

ASUU is demanding the release of the revitalisation fund for universities, release of earned allowances for university lecturers, deployment of the University Transparency Accountability System for the payment of salaries and allowances of lecturers, release of the white paper report of the visitation panels to universities and the renegotiation of the ASUU-FGN 2009 agreement.

Efforts to end the industrial action which would result in the return of students to universities failed, thus resulting the government deciding to drag the union before the industrial court.

In an interview with The Punch on Sunday, a member of the union’s National Executive Council, who did not want his name in print because he was not assigned to speak with the press, said the union would make use of its members who are senior lawyers.

“The president is meant to address this but we will be in court on Monday (today); we have members who are Senior Advocates and Professors of Law, they will be defending the union pro-bono,” the source said.

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