The Court of Appeal in Abuja has asked the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and the Federal Government to opt for an out-of-court settlement in handling the impasse between both parties.
The court took the decision today while hearing the appeal by ASUU over the 21st of September’s judgement of the National Industrial Court, which ordered the university lecturers to suspend their strike action.
Lead counsel to ASUU, Femi Falana and James Igwe, lead counsel to the Federal Government are all in court.
In August, the union declared a “total and indefinite” extension of its industrial action, noting that the government has failed to meet its demands satisfactorily.
The academics among other things seek improved welfare, revitalisation of public universities and academic autonomy.
It could be recalled that ASUU has been on strike since the 14th of February this year.
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