The suit filed by the Federal Government challenging the ongoing strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has been adjourned till Monday, September 19 for a hearing of the interlocutory application of the Federal Government.
The National Industrial Court made this known at the resumed sitting on Friday.
Counsel to the Federal Government, James Igwe, asked the court to give the suit an accelerated hearing due to the urgency of the matter to enable the students to return to school.
Igwe told the court that since the matter was already in court, it would be proper for the strike to be called off pending the determination of the suit.
Femi Falana SAN, who is the Counsel to ASUU, argued that the matter was adjourned to Friday for further mention and not for hearing, adding that he had been served with the Federal Government’s Interlocutory injunction.
Falana appealed to the Federal Government to cooperate with the Union to resolve the issue.