The National Industrial Court has adjourned the case filed by the Federal Government against the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, to September 16.
Justice Polycap Hamman adjourned the case to create room for both parties to file the necessary papers for the suit.
The Head of Press and Public Relations at the Ministry of Labour and Employment, Olajide Oshundun, said earlier that the matter was referred to the Registrar of National Industrial Court by the Minister of Labour and Productivity, Chris Ngige, following which the government approached the court requesting an order for ASUU to resume while the dispute is being addressed.
ASUU has been on strike since February this year, shutting down public universities with no solution at sight.
Following the adjournment, students are expected to remain at home for the best part of this year.