Law Students Association Files N10bn suit against ASUU
November 20, 2020 7:19 pm
The Law Student Association of Nigeria has filed a suit against ASUU challenging the perennial strike often embarked by ASUU which has paralyzed the country’s educational system.
The suit was filed on Friday at the Federal High Court. The Association is seeking an order to compel ASUU to return to the classroom and another perpetual injunction to restrain ASUU from further strike.
President of the Association Blessing Agbomhere also asked the court to compel ASUU to pay 10 billion naira 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 further pleaded with the court to order ASUU to pay damages to all Nigerian students for the psychological and emotional torture meted out to them as well as the loss of valuable time following the continuous strike.
Agbomhere said the suit is sequel to its findings that ASUU has been shortchanging 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.
ASUU has been on strike since the 2nd of March 2020 till date despite negotiations with the federal government.