Students drag ASUU to court over strike, demand compensation of N10 billion

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The Nigeria Regulation College students Affiliation dragged the Union of College Educational Officers (ASUU) earlier than the Abuja Supreme Courtroom, difficult what it described as unrelenting strikes by the union.

The affiliation is looking for an order to compel ASUU to return to the school rooms, in addition to an order of perpetual injunction to stop ASUU from embarking on additional assaults.

The lawsuit that was introduced by the affiliation’s President, Mr. Blessing Agbomhere on behalf of its members, additionally asks the courtroom to compel ASUU to pay N10 billion in damages to Nigerian college students.

This, says the affiliation, is for allegedly violating college students ‘proper to schooling, assured by Article 18 of the 1999 Structure and Article 17 of the African Constitution on Human and Peoples’ Rights.

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The affiliation can be asking the courtroom to order ASUU to pay damages to all Nigerian college students for the psychological and emotional torture inflicted on them, in addition to for the lack of precious time after the continuing strike.

Chatting with journalists, Agbomwere mentioned the method was a follow-up to his conclusions that ASUU members have been deceiving the federal authorities by educating at multiple college.

He mentioned his investigations additionally revealed that union members have been engaged in consulting companies at oil corporations and receiving a number of salaries to the detriment of Nigerian college students.

Along with ASUU, the affiliation additionally joined Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, President of ASUU, the Minister of Training, the Minister of Labor and Employment, the Legal professional Common of the Federation and the Federal Authorities as 2nd to sixth defendants within the course of.

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The affiliation seeks, amongst different measures, a declaration that the union’s strike violates the affiliation members’ proper to schooling.

“The assertion that the indefinite strike initiated by the first and 2nd defendants since March 2020, resulting in the closure of public universities, which had a detrimental and destructive impression on the claimant’s studying and the sleek functioning of the schools’ tutorial calendar, is a brazen violation of the plaintiff’s proper to schooling.

“A preliminary injunction requiring the first and 2nd defendants to droop the strike and return to the established order ante bellum whereas negotiation for amicable decision of the disputed points or between the defendants is in progress.

“Order of perpetual injunction stopping the first and 2nd defendants, by themselves, servers, brokers and / or latrines from persevering with to declare or embark on indefinite and relentless strikes”.

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College students are additionally looking for an order directing the third to sixth defendants to reopen public universities and honor their contractual agreements with the first and 2nd defendants within the basic curiosity of the plaintiff.

College students are additionally asking the courtroom to grant N10 billion towards the union.

“This serves as basic and exemplary harm as a result of lack of precious time, alternative, psychological torture, psychological misery and basic deprivation that the plaintiff suffered or is prone to be uncovered at commencement.”

Nevertheless, no date has been set for listening to the case.

ASUU has been on strike since March 2 and union officers have been negotiating with the federal government ever since.

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