71 Years Old Man Sued #ASUU Over Daughter’s Inability To Graduate Due To ASUU Non-Stop Strike
konknaijaboy | On 22, Sep 2013
It’s high time things like this starts happening. Questions asked and answers demanded. A 71 years old man has sued the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) over the ongoing non-stop strike in Nigeria.
According to Information Nigeria,
Mallam Dankano Garba Ahmed, a 71-year-old pensioner from Kano State, in a suit submitted to the National Industrial Court of Nigeria laments that the ongoing strike is negatively affecting his daughter’s education.
The elderly man accused the union of frustrating his efforts to get his daughter, Zainab Garba Ahmed, a 400 level Civil Engineering student at the Bayero University, Kano, out of school within the determined time. He said that the strike irritates him, as he earns less than N30,000 as pension and furthermore, has other children he would wish to support financially; this, he stated, depends on whether his daughter graduates successfully.
He added that the strike is making his daughter, who is the second plaintiff, idle, disorganised and psychologically disturbed. ”Her future and that of thousand others across the country are being stagnated strategically by the ongoing strike,” he decried.
The court is asked to determine if the 21 October 2009 agreement, concluded between ASUU and the Federal Government, is valid and not illegal. If found otherwise, the pensioner asks the court to define whether ASUU has a right to commence strike for failure or refusal of the Federal Government to implement the said agreement.
He seeks perpetual injunction restraining ASUU from continuing with the strike or taking any action whatsoever and by whatever means to enforce the said agreement or compel the Federal Government to implement it.
The case comes up today, September 18, 2013, at the Kano division of National Industrial Court.