Students Drag ASUU To Court Over Continued Strike; Ask For N10billion Compensation

The Law Students Association of Nigeria (LAWSAN) has dragged the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) before the federal high court Abuja, over the incessant strikes.

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NAN reports that in the suit, which was filed at the court on Friday, the association is seeking an order to compel ASUU to return to classroom as well as an order of perpetual injunction to restrain the union from embarking on further strikes.

The suit, which was filed by Blessing Agbomhere, president of the association, is also asking the court to compel ASUU to pay N10 billion compensation to Nigerian students.

The association claims the compensation 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.

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.

He said it’s investigations also revealed that members of the union were engaging in consultancy services in oil companies and collecting multiple salaries at the detriment of the Nigerian students.

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