The President of the law student association of Nigeria, Mr. Blessing Agbomhere on behalf of the members of the association filed a lawsuit against the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).
The Law Student Association of Nigeria dragged ASUU before the federal high court Abuja challenging what it described as the incessant strikes by the union. The president of the association, Mr. Blessing also asked the court to compel Asuu to pay the sum of N10billion to Nigerian students as compensation.
This, according to the association, is for allegedly infringing on the right of the students to education as guaranteed by Section 18 of the 1999 Constitution and Article 17 of African Charter on Human and Peoples Rights.
The association also asked the court to compel ASUU to pay Nigerian students for mental and emotional torture and wasting valuable time.
Mr. Blessing spoke to the news indicating the lawsuit was filed after investigations confirmed lecturers were teaching in multiple institutions and by doing so, short-changing the federal government.
He also said it’s investigations also revealed that members of the union were engaging in consultancy services in oil companies and collecting multiple salaries at the detriment of the Nigerian students.
No date has however, been fixed to hear the suit.
ASUU has been on strike since March 2 2020 and the union have been negotiating with the government since then to no avail.