Court cancels charges against university professors
Judge Polycarp Hamman of the National Labor Court in Abuja has struck out a suit brought by one Umar Lawal, the President of the National Association of Nigerian Students, asking the Universities Academic Staff Union to call off its seven-month strike and go back to school.
Lawal had brought the lawsuit on his behalf and on behalf of the association.
The presiding judge struck out the lawsuit on Tuesday after Lawal’s attorney, Debo Ikuesan, withdrew the lawsuit on the grounds that the student body is challenging his position as president, denying that he is the head of NANS as he had been. deposit.
ASUU’s attorney, Marshal Abubakar, also informed the court that he does not oppose the request to withdraw the lawsuit.
In the lawsuit, Faruk, who claimed to be the president of NANS, sought the court order ordering ASUU to rescind the industrial action it had started in February 2022. He said the strike affected the right of students to education under article 18, chapter 2 of the 1999 constitution as amended. He added that the protracted strike has caused damage to Nigerian students as they have lost valuable time and opportunities in their educational and professional pursuits.
They are asking for a court order to, among other things, order the ASUU to call off its strike. They are also seeking a court order prohibiting ASUU and its members from continuing to engage in or participate in the class action they have begun.
Outgoing student body president Sunday Asefon had addressed the court claiming that Umar Lawal did not have the mandate from NANS to bring the action. He said that Umar Lawal contested and lost the position of National Chairman of NANS.
Due to the student body’s objection, Umar Farouk’s lawyer sought an order to dismiss the case, a position to which ASUU’s lawyer, Mr. Abubakar Marshall, did not agree. opposite.