The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, has been ordered to resume work with immediate effect by the Court of Appeal, Abuja.
The appellate court gave the order in a ruling on an application by the ASUU seeking permission for it to appeal against the order of the National Industrial Court, NiC, which asked the striking lecturers to resume duty.
The court also granted ASUU “conditional leave to appeal the order of the National Industrial Court, while insisting that ASUU must obey the order of the lower court with effect from today, October 7.
The three-man panel, led by Justice Hamman Barka, said that for ASUU to file it’s notice of appeal within seven 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.