Activist-lawyer Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa has faulted claims by Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige that the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) lied that it had appealed a National Industrial Court ruling directing it to call off its strike.
Adegboruwa reasoned that the Minister may not be aware of the court’s definition of “appeal”.The nationwide strike by ASUU has crippled all academic activities in all public universities since February 14.
Following the failure of protracted negotiations by stakeholders to resolve the issue, the government approached the court.On September 21, Justice Polycarp Hamman ordered ASUU to end the strike. But educating the Minister, Adegboruwa said in a statement: “Under and by virtue of the Court of Appeal Rules: ‘Appeal’ means the filing of a notice of appeal, and includes an application for leave to appeal.
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