The Union of Academic Staff of Universities, ASUU, was taken to a Federal High Court in Abuja due to the persistent strike.
The Nigerian Law Students Association has launched the lawsuit against the prolonged ASUU strike.
In the costumes, the students ask for an order to compel ASUU to return to class.
They also asked for a perpetual injunction order to prevent the union from engaging in further industrial action.
Speaking to reporters on Friday, the association’s president, Blessing Agbomhere, explained that its members are also asking the court to compel ASUU to pay Nigerian students compensation of N10 billion.
Agbomhere said the complaint was for alleged violation of students’ right to education.
The students called on the court to order the union to pay damages to all Nigerian students for the psychological and emotional torture inflicted on them during the industrial action.
The association seeks among other reliefs; a statement the union strike is a violation of the association members’ right to education.