The lawyers for the Federal Government and ASUU have told the Court of Appeal that both parties could not resolve issues around the eight months strike, despite the out-of-court settlement as advised by the Appellate Court, this decision has dashed the hopes that the long strike would soon come to an end.
Also, the expected meeting of President Muhammadu Buhari with the leadership of the House of Representatives earlier scheduled to look into the House’s recommendations on ending the strike did not hold.
Federal government’s lawyer, James Igwe (SAN), and lead counsel to ASUU, Femi Falana (SAN), told the Court of Appeal that despite the admonition, they could not resolve the dispute.
However, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, led lawmakers to the State House to present its report after its series of engagements with ASUU.
The Court of Appeal will today, October 7, deliver a ruling in ASUU’s application seeking permission to appeal against the Industrial Court order. The industrial court had on September 21, granted interlocutory order in favour of the Federal Government, ordering the university lecturers to resume work pending the resolution of their dispute with the government.