The National Industrial Court has ordered the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), to call off the ongoing strike.
Justice Polycap Hamman invoked section 18 of the Trade Dispute Act and national interest of the Nigerian students to grant the request of the Federal Government for an order of injunction against the lecturers.
The Court issued the order for suspension of the strike while ruling in an application filed by the Federal Government asking that the University teachers be compelled to go back to work pending the resolution of their demands for better working conditions.
The development comes a few hours after the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) threatened not to allow any political campaign to hold across the country till students of public universities return to classrooms.
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