ASUU strike: Student Drags Lecturers, Nigerian Govt, 36 States, National Assembly to Court - Matrixliveng
ASUU strike: Student Drags Lecturers, Nigerian Govt, 36 States, National Assembly to Court
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ASUU strike: Student Drags Lecturers, Nigerian Govt, 36 States, National Assembly to Court

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Final-year Law student of the Benue State University, Soohemba Agatha Aker, has filed a lawsuit before a Federal High Court against President Muhammadu Buhari and 36 state governors over the ongoing strike action embarked by lecturers in the public universities.

The final year Law student of Benue State University, also sought same order suspending the operation of Federal Account Allocation Committee (FAAC),

The respondents include the Federal Government, Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Senate President, House of Representatives Speaker, Attorney-General of Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice.

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Others are Attorney Generals of the 36 states, Vice Chancellor of the University of Abuja, Abia Governor, RMAFC, FAAC, Umar Faruk (President, National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS).

The umbrella body of the lecturers, the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) declared a four weeks warning strike on February 14 to demand the federal government’s implementation of 2009 agreement, now codenamed FG/ASUU Agreement 2009.

The strike has now rolled into seven months and counting following the government’s refusal to honour its path of the agreement.

 

The government has claimed it lacks the financial resources to implement the agreement which basically stipulated how the university education could be funded.

However, the law student now (Plaintiff) in the suit is asking the court to stop the salaries and allowances of President Buhari, the governors, and all political office holders in the country until the final resolution of the strike, Daily Post reports.

Aker’s affidavit averred that the strike continues to affect her adversely as her plans of graduating this academic year 2022 and proceed to the Nigerian Law School had been thwarted.

The citizen lamented that her tuition fees paid for the academic year will go in vain as the academic year is almost lost if nothing is done.

Aker added that her dream of becoming a law graduate and a lawyer was at the verge of collapsing as her sponsor declared this year was the last she would be funded.

 

The matter is yet to be assigned to a judge. ASUU embarked on strike on February 14, 2022. The impasse is yet to be resolved despite a series of meetings.

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