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Prolong Strike: Court advises out-of-court settlement between FG, ASUU

An Abuja appellate court has advised the Federal Government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU to opt for an out-of-court settlement in order to peacefully resolve the dispute between both parties and put an end to the lingering Strike action.

Justice Georgewill Biobele Abraham while ruling on the case brought to it by ASUU, against the judgment of the National Industrial Court, gave both parties until today to sit down and a re-think and come out with amicable resolutions that can put an end to the strike.

Justice Abraham charged counsel to both parties: Paul Igwe (SAN) representing the federal government and Femi Falana (SAN) representing ASUU to go come up with a “patriotic position” and relate it with their clients.  In his words, the judge said:

“There is time for everything, time for war, and time for peace. As ministers of the temple of justice, we want to see the two of you as senior lawyers encourage and explore an amicable settlement of this dispute.

“…talk to your clients to take the interest of the nation into consideration for the sake of our children. As you leave here, go down and talk and resolve the matter”

What’s the reaction of both parties?

Reacting to the decision, counsel to the FG, Paul Igwe thanked the judge, promising to look into the issue with ASUU. Also Counsel to ASUU, Femi Falana stated that an amicable resolution must involve give and take for the two Parties.

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