A ultimate yr legislation pupil has dragged President Muhammadu Buhari, the 36 state governors and different political workplace holders to court docket.
Soohemha Agatha Aker requested the court docket to cease the salaries and allowances of Buhari and all the opposite political workplace holders she took to court docket over the lingering strike of the Educational Employees Union of Universities (ASUU).
The legislation pupil in her response to the failure of the federal authorities to fulfill the calls for of ASUU requested the court docket to cease the salaries.
Aker a pupil of the Benue State College, Markudi, additionally requested the court docket to cease the salaries of the Chief of Employees to the President, Secretary to the Authorities, all senators and members of the Home of Consultant, all Ministers, all of the Everlasting Secretaries, all heads of parastatals & additional ministerial our bodies of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, all of the vice-chancellors and the members of the senate of placing universities, in addition to the salaries and allowance of the placing Universities and all of the members of the ASUU.
The legislation pupil, within the elementary proper enforcement swimsuit marked FHC/ABJ/CS/1684/2022, famous that she filed the case for herself and on behalf of all college students of public tertiary establishments presently affected by the lingering strike.
Within the swimsuit filed by her counsel, Chukwuma-Machukwu Ume, SAN, the applicant listed the respondents to incorporate the Federal Authorities of Nigeria, Registered Trustees of the Educational Employees Union of Universities, President of the Senate, Speaker of the Home of Representatives and the Governor of Abia State (additionally sued in his personal official capability and in a consultant capability for all the opposite Governors of the Thirty-5 States of the Federation).
The rests are Income Mobilization Allocation and Fiscal Fee(RMAFC); Federation of Account Allocation Committee (FAAC); Legal professional Normal of the Federation and Minister of Justice (AGF); the Legal professional Normal of Abia State (additionally sued in a consultant capability for all the opposite Hon Legal professional-Generals of the Thirty-5 States of the Federation); the Vice-Chancellor (VC) of the College of Abuja (additionally sued in a consultant capability for all the opposite Vice Chancellors and the Members of the Senate of each Federal and State Universities presently collaborating on the continuing ASUU Strike) and Umar Faruk (President, Nationwide Affiliation of Nigerian College students, NANS).
The case was filed underneath sections 46(1), (2) and (3) of the 1999 structure and Article 17(1) of the African Constitution on Human and Peoples’ Rights (Ratification and Enforcement) Act Chapter A9 (Constitution 10 LFN 1990) No. 2 of 1983.
The applicant is equally in search of an order of mandamus compelling the defendants together with members of the Senate of the placing universities to return to the first Respondent their month-to-month salaries, allowances, and different advantages acquired individually or collectively from the day the commercial motion of the 2nd Respondent commenced until date, pending the listening to and willpower of the originating movement.
She additional requested for an order of interlocutory injunction suspending the actions of sixth and seventh Respondents (RMAFC and FAAC) together with cost of the month-to-month allocation funds to the third, 4th, fifth, eighth, ninth & tenth Respondents pending the listening to and willpower of the Applicant’s Go well with.
In a supporting affidavit, she was deposed to the truth that the ASUU strike has and continues to have an effect on her adversely as her plans of graduating this tutorial yr 2022 and making use of for admission into the Nigerian Legislation Faculty have been thwarted.
That her tuition charges paid for this tutorial yr will go in useless as the tutorial yr is sort of misplaced if nothing is finished.
She said additional that her goals of changing into a legislation graduate and a future lawyer are on the verge of collapsing as her sponsor had made it clear that this yr was the final yr to sponsor her at school.
That her mates who’re youngsters of prime politicians are presently taking their research uninterrupted in non-public universities within the nation or overseas.
That a few of her mates have gotten pregnant as a result of boredom and idleness.
That she goes by extreme psychological stress and trauma every passing day because the strike prolongs with no concrete motion taken by the stakeholders involved about ending it.
She, subsequently, requested the court docket to declare that refusal, failure or neglect of the first, 2nd, third, 4th, fifth, tenth and eleventh Respondents to place an finish to the lingering industrial motion (strike) of the members of the 2nd Respondent Union is wrongful, gross failure of responsibility to the way forward for Nigeria, the act of negligence to their constitutional duties and quantities to a gross violation of the Candidates’ constitutional rights to a significant life, affiliation, schooling and developed capability to personal purposeful mental cum bodily property.
A declaration that refusal, failure or neglect of the first, 2nd, third, 4th, fifth, tenth and eleventh Respondents to place an finish to the lingering industrial motion (strike) of the members of the 2nd Respondent Union (most of whose youngsters are overseas attending the very best universities) is a perform of the act of discrimination within the affording of instructional alternatives to their youngsters overseas and the uncared for Applicant and teeming sorts everywhere in the nation.
An order compelling the first, 2nd, third, 4th, fifth, tenth and eleventh Respondents to instantly and forthwith inaugurate a Save the Future Assume-Tank Committee of all events herein, or their representatives and different key stakeholders from all tiers of presidency and segments of the Nigerian societies as to map out rapid steps as to finish the continuing strike by 2nd Respondent and guarantee uninterrupted tutorial calendar in all Nigerian tertiary establishments even in occasions of any of the commercial disputes within the sector.