The National Industrial Court will on September 19 hear the suit filed by the Federal Government challenging the ongoing strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).
The Monday date was fixed by the court for hearing of the interlocutory application of the Federal Government.
When the matter was called on Friday, counsel to the Federal Government, James Igwe, asked the court to give the suit an accelerated hearing due to the urgency of the matter to enable the students to return to school.
Igwe said since the matter was already in court, it would be proper for the strike to be called off pending the determination of the suit.
Meanwhile, counsel to ASUU, Femi Falana in response, argued that the matter was adjourned to Friday for further mention and not for hearing.
Falana, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria said he has been served with the Federal Government’s Interlocutory injunction.
He added that ASUU is currently meeting with stakeholders to ensure that this lingering crisis is resolved.
The Senior Advocate, therefore, appealed to the Federal Government to cooperate with them to resolve the issue.
Justice Polycarp Hamman, subsequently adjourned the suit to Monday 19, 2022