Isa Abbas, the sacked registrar of the Ahmadu Bello University, ABU, Zaria, has challenged his removal before the National Industrial Court in Kano and is asking the court to restrain the university’s authorities from appointing another registrar, pending the determination of his case.
In his application, Abbas, through his counsel, Garba Shehu, prayed the court to stop the university’s authorities from any act capable of prejudicing his chances of being reinstated.
The defence counsel, Yusuf Sani, also filed a counter motion, urging the court to allow the university to appoint a new registrar in order not to cripple the operations of the office.
“We want the court to allow us to go ahead and appoint a new registrar. There are many students who want to collect their results but could not do so due to the absence of a substantive registrar,” Sani added.
The presiding judge, Justice Lawal Mani, after hearing arguments from both sides, adjourned the case to December 12.
Speaking to newsmen after the adjournment, counsel to the plaintiff said his client could continue to perform his duties pending the determination of the case.