The Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja, has ordered members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to resume work with immediate effect.
The order came in a ruling on an application by the ASUU seeking permission for it to appeal against the order of the National Industrial Court which asked the striking lecturers to resume duty.
Recall that striking lecturers had earlier appealed against the decision of the industrial court asking them to resume work.
The Court Of Appeal, however, granted the application on the condition that the union obeys the ruling of the lower court and call off the strike immediately pending the determination of the substantive suit.
The court gave ASUU seven days within which to file the appeal following the obedience of the ruling of the lower court.
The Court also granted ASUU “conditional leave to appeal the order of the Industrial Court, while insisting that ASUU must obey the order of the lower court with effect from today, October 7.
The 3-man panel led by Justice Hamman Barka, said for ASUU to file it’s notice of appeal within 7 days, it must show evidence that it’s members have resumed work immediately.
The panel held that failure to adhere to the order, will make the appeal incompetent before Court of Appeal.