Justice Polycarp Hamman of the National Industrial Court sitting in Abuja, has restrained lecturers under the umbrella of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).
from further embarking on strike, pending the determination of the suit filed by the Federal Government.
Justice Hamman gave the interim order on Wednesday, while ruling on an interlocutory application filed by the Federal Government against the striking lecturers.
The Federal Government is challenging the ongoing strike by ASUU in court.
Specifically, the FG is praying for an order of court for ASUU members to resume work in their various universities while the issues in dispute are being addressed by the NICN in consonance with the provisions of Section 18 (I) (b) of the TDA Cap T8. LFN 2004.
Justice Hamman, a vacation judge, also ordered that the case file be returned to the President of the National Industrial Court for reassignment to another judge.
ASUU had embarked on a nation wide strike since the 14th of February, 2022.