Written by on November 23, 2020

The Nigerian law students have explained why they sued the Academic staff Union of Universities and relevant ministries representing the federal government for the lingering strike which has led to the shutdown of various public Universities since March 2020.

The student through the National President of the law student Association of Nigeria Blessing Agbamhere sought an award of ten billion naira as compensation for the violation of their rights to education for the period of about nine months that public institutions of learning had been shut down.

The suit marked FHC/ABJ/CS/1551/2012 was filed at the Federal High court Abuja on Friday.

Agbamhere, a final year law student at Baze University who is the sole plaintiff said he was mandated by a resolution of the Senate of Law student to institute the suit in a representative capacity.

Joined as defendants are ASUU, the Minister of Education, Ministry of Labour and Employment, the Attorney General of the federation and the federal government of Nigeria.

Agbomhere, through his lawyer, Lugman Momodu urged the court to among others declare that he is representing other students of his association who are entitled to right to education by virtue of section eighteen, one two and three of the Nigeria constitution and article seventeen one of the African charter on Human and people’s right.

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