Patrick Kelechi, Lagos – Senior Advocate of Nigerian (SAN), Femi Falana, has expressed optimism that the lingering strike action embarked upon by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), will be called off in days and not weeks.
Falana stated this in Lagos on Monday at the book launch, entitled “Breaking Coconut With Your Head”, by Lanre Arogundade.
The Senior Advocate, who is a lead counsel to ASUU, in its legal tussle with the Federal Government, said it is likely that the strike will be concluded outside the courtroom.
DAILY COURIER recalls that the Court of Appeal, Abuja Division, had on Friday, ordered ASUU to suspend its ongoing strike.
The appellate court gave the order in a ruling on an application by the ASUU seeking permission for it to appeal against the order of the National Industrial Court which asked the striking lecturers to resume duty.
The National Industrial Court, on September 21, granted interlocutory order in favour of the federal government, ordering the university lecturers to resume work pending the resolution of their dispute with the government.