The Law Students Association of Nigeria has dragged the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), before the Federal High Court Abuja, over the incessant strike of the union.
In the suit which was filed at the Federal High Court by the President of the association, Mr. Blessing Agbomhere on behalf of his members, the association is seeking an order to compel ASUU to return to the classroom as well as an order of perpetual injunction to restrain ASUU from embarking on further strikes.
The suit is also asking the court to compel ASUU to pay N10 billion compensation to Nigerian students, the association claims it 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 is further asking the court to order ASUU to pay damages to all Nigerian students for the psychological and emotional torture as well as the loss of valuable time following the continuous strike.