APPEAL COURT GRANTS ASUU POWER TO APPEAL NIC JUDGMENT.
Written by AIGBOKHAEBHO OKHUELEIGBE on October 13, 2022
The Appeal Court in Abuja has given the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) power to appeal the decision of the National Industrial Court ordering it to call off its nationwide strike.
In a ruling delivered by Justice Hamman Barka on October 7, 2022, and made public today, the court granted ASUU seven days to file its notice of appeal before the National Industrial Court on the condition that the order of the lower court is obeyed immediately.
ASUU also asked for an order staying the execution of the decision of the National Industrial Court pending the hearing and determination of its appeal.
ASUU brought the application both on grounds of law and on fundamental human rights and amongst other things, it asked the court not to shut out thousands of its members who are desirous of ventilating their grievances.
After reviewing all the judicial authorities cited, the court of appeal granted the application for leave to appeal the decision of the National Industrial Court on the condition that the order of the court is obeyed immediately.