Justice Polycarp Hamman, of National Industrial Court siting in Abuja, today, Wednesday 21st September, relying on Section 18 of Trade Dispute Act, which allows the court to order an end to strike when national interest is at stake, ordered ASUU to end its nationwide strike when it began on February 14.
The Minister of Labour and Employment approached the court, praying that ASUU be ordered to call off the strike.
Mr J.U.K Igwe, SAN, counsel to FG in his submission had informed the court that the application for the injunction was dated Sept. 12 and filed same date.
Mr Femi Falana SAN, counsel to the defendant stated that he had before the court a nine paragraph counter-affidavit filed on Sept. 16 deposed to by the president of ASUU.
Falana in addition argued that the minister lacked the power to order the court in the referral to direct ASUU to call off its strike.
Falana in his argument pointed out that the claimants did not follow due process in part 1 of TDA 2004 that stipulated that only an individual has the right to approach the court as a trade union will first need to go to Industrial Abitration Panel ( IAP), before coming to the court.