The National Industrial Court has ordered the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), to call off the ongoing Strike.

Justice Polycarp Hamman issued a ruling on the interlocutory injunction requested by the Federal government, preventing ASUU from carrying out the strike until the lawsuit’s outcome.

The case was sent back to the president of the Industrial Court for reassignment to another judge, after an order by vacation judge Justice Polycap.

This decree was issued shortly after the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) threatened to prevent political campaigns from taking place nationwide until public university students returned to their classes.

Chairman, NANS National Taskforce, Ojo Olumide, announced this at a press conference in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, on Wednesday, some days to September 28, the official date for candidates to kick-off campaign as announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission.

He said;

“Our blocking of traffic on public streets and ports is merely a warning. More protests and rallies will be held around the nation, and Nigerian students who have been at home for the past seven months will be unhappy, outraged, and disappointed if the government failed to reach an agreement with ASUU in the allotted two weeks.

“We assure them that until we return to class, we won’t permit any political campaign to take place across the nation. So many Nigerian students have fallen into depression as a result of this regime. We have had it with this unnecessary catastrophe in our country’s public ivory towers, and we say enough is enough.

Since February 14, 2022, the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has been on strike since negotiations between the Federal Government and public university lecturers have not resulted in a solution that would allow students to resume their studies.