The Law Students Association of Nigeria has dragged the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) before a Federal High Court in Abuja following the incessant strikes.
According to a report by TheGuardian, the suit which was filed at the court on Friday, November 20, is an order asking ASUU to return to the classroom as well as an order restraining them from embarking on any further strike.
The suit which was filed by the President of the association, Mr Blessing Agbomhere also asked the court to compel ASUU to pay N10 billion compensation to Nigerian students which according to them is for allegedly infringing on the right of the students to education as guaranteed by Section 18 of the 1999 Constitution and Article 17 of African Charter on Human and Peoples Rights and for the psychological and emotional torture metted out to them as well as the loss of valuable time following the continuous strike.
Speaking to newsmen, Agbomwere said that the suit was sequel to its findings that ASUU members had been short-changing the Federal Government by teaching in more than one university.
He said it’s investigations also revealed that members of the union were engaging in consultancy services in oil companies and collecting multiple salaries at the detriment of the Nigerian students.