The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) will file a notice of appeal before the Appellate Court in Abuja on Friday in an effort to get an interlocutory injunction and overturn the National Industrial Court’s decision ordering its members to resume work and end the ongoing strike.
This was confirmed on Thursday by Mr. Femi Falana, the counsel to ASUU and a human rights activist.
Falana said that somebody was in court to collect the certified report of the judgment and get it ready to file an application for interlocutory order of the judgment on Friday
He said: “We have just sent somebody to the court to collect the certified report of the judgment and get it ready for us to enable us to file our application for interlocutory order of the judgment tomorrow (Friday).
“Even though we have 14 days window to do that, we will file our appeal paper first thing tomorrow morning and that is all I can say for now on the matter.”
The Federal Government dragged ASUU to the National Industrial Court and asked it to compel the union to call off its seven months old strike that has paralysed the academic activities in the nation’s public universities.
The court had, however, granted the prayer on Wednesday by ordering the lecturers to go back to work but ASUU did not satisfy with court’s position, hence the proposed appeal.