Nigeria – The Law Students Association of Nigeria has filed a suit against the striking Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU challenging the perennial strike often embarked upon by the lecturers which has paralyzed the country’s educational system.
In the suit filed this Friday at the Federal high Court the Association is seeking an order to compel ASUU to return to Classroom and another of perpetual injunction to restrain ASUU from further strike.
President of the Association, Blessing Agbomhere is also asking the court to compel ASUU to pay N10 billion compensation to Nigerian students for infringing on their rights to education as guaranteed by section 18 of the 1999 constitution and article 17 of the African Charter on Human and peoples Rights.
The association is also asking the court to order ASUU to pay damages to all Nigerian students for the psychological and emotional torture metted out to them as well as the loss of valuable time following the continuous strike.
President of the Association said the suit was sequel to its findings that ASUU members had been short- changing the federal government by teaching in more than one University, engaging in consultancy services in oil companies and collecting multiple salaries at the detriment of the Nigerian students and young employment seekers.
ASUU has been on strike since the 2nd of March 2020 and negotiations with the federal government have failed many times.