Recall that The Federal Government has dragged the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to the National Industrial Court over the union’s ongoing strike which is in its seventh month.
The decision was a result of failure in several dialogues with the union and was announced in a statement released by the Head of Press and Public Relations at the Ministry of Labour and Employment, Olajide Oshundun.
The case is scheduled for mention at 9 am on Monday, September 12th, and the Federal Government is asking the court to determine whether the strike by ASUU is legal or not.
Meanwhile, Senior Advocates of Nigeria and Professors of Law who are also members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) will be defending the union as the case instituted by the Federal Government at the National Industrial Court comes up for hearing on Monday, September 12th.
According to PUNCH, "The union is demanding, among others, the release of the revitalization 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, the release of the white paper report of the visitation panels to universities and the renegotiation of the ASUU-FGN 2009 agreement."