Friday, November 20, 2020

Students drag ASUU to court over strike, demand N10bn compensation

The Law Students Association of Nigeria has dragged the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) before the Federal High Court Abuja, challenging what it described as the incessant strikes by the union.


The association is seeking  an order to compel ASUU to return  to the classroom as well as an order of perpetual injunction to restrain  ASUU  from embarking on further strikes.

The suit which was filed by the President of the association, Mr. Blessing Agbomhere on behalf of his members is also asking the court to compel ASUU to pay N10 billion compensation to Nigerian students.

This, the association claims, is for allegedly infringing  on the right of the students to education as   guaranteed   by Section 18 of the 1999 Constitution and Article 17 of African  Charter on Human  and Peoples Rights.

The association  is  further asking the court  to order  ASUU to pay damages  to all Nigerian  students  for the  psychological and  emotional torture metted out to them as well as   the loss of valuable  time  following  the continuous  strike.

Speaking to newsmen, Agbomwere said that the suit was sequel to its findings that ASUU members had been  short- changing the Federal Government  by  teaching  in more than one university. 

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