The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has launched a lawsuit against Godwin Obaseki, the governor of Edo State, for suspending all union operations at state-run higher education institutions.
Remember that the Edo state government had also ordered the institution’s administration to impose a “no-work-no-pay policy,” declaring vacant and advertising the post of any employee who refused to return to work.
In a complaint filed before the National Industrial Court in Benin, the Ambrose Alli University chapter of ASUU sought the court to declare the suspension unconstitutional, illegal, null and void, and outside the defendants’ jurisdiction.
The Edo State administration, as well as the Attorney-General and the Commissioner for Justice, are also named as defendants in the complaint.
The lawsuit’s hearing date has yet to be set.