Nigeria, May 30 -- The National Industrial Court in Abuja on Tuesday validated the no-work-no-pay policy the Nigerian government implemented against members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).

The president of the court, Benedict Kanyip, affirmed the validity of the policy in his judgement on the suit filed by the government, Daily Trust reported.

ASUU members embarked on a nationwide strike in February 2022 which lingered for eight months.

During the period, public universities were shut across the country.

The union only called off the strike after ASUU ordered it to return to work.

Part of ASUU's reasons for embarking on the strike included the failure of the federal government of refusing to implement a 2009 agree...