A judgment in a lawsuit challenging the current strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has been fixed for September 21.
The date was fixed by the national industrial court of Nigeria after the Federal Government on Monday, September 10 asked the court to order ASUU to end its seven-month strike.
The adjournment was made after the parties argued the Interlocutory Application of the federal government seeking to order the striking lecturers back to work.
Adamu Adamu, the minister of education, had joined the lawsuit as a claimant, while Professor Emmanuel Osodeke, the president of ASUU, is the only defendant.
Human rights advocate Ebunolu Adegoruwa, SAN, informed the court on September 12, that he was representing the Socio- Economic Rights and Accountability Project and that he had filed a lawsuit on the same subject matter before the same court when the item that was scheduled for mention came up.