The National Industrial Court has again adjourned the suit filed by the Federal Government challenging the ongoing strike by the university lecturers to September 19.


The Court had summoned the Federal Government and the Academic
Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, to appear before it on Monday in
Abuja over the seven-month-old strike.


But at the first hearing, Justice Polycap Hamman adjourned the matter
till Friday, September 16 (today), to enable both parties to file the
necessary papers for the suit.


However, at the resumed sitting on Friday, the court announced that the
case is further adjourned till next week Monday.


The counsel to the FG, James Igwe, earlier 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.


He told the court that since the matter was already in court, it would be
proper for the strike to be called off, pending the determination of the
suit.