The Court of Appeal in Abuja yesterday challenged the Federal Government and the striking Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to resolve their dispute amicably out of court.

The Appellate Court suggested twenty-four hours for the two parties to have a rethink, sit down and come out with a resolution that would make Nigerians happy.

Justice Georgewill Biobele Abraham threw the challenge when the Federal Government and ASUU appeared before for a hearing in the appeal instituted by ASUU against the judgment of the National Industrial Court.

Specifically, Justice Georgewill tasked counsel to the Federal Government, James Igwe (SAN) and that of ASUU, Femi Falana (SAN), to first sit down as lawyers, take a patriotic position and convey the position to their clients.

Counsel to the Federal Government, James Igwe thanked the Justices for the admonitions and promised to look into the counseling with his colleague.

Falana said that he had initiated something similar and would be happy to do more on the way out of the strike.

He, however, restated that an amicable resolution of the matter would involve give and take from the two parties.

Credit: Punch

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