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Industrial Court Restrains NLC, TUC from Embarking On Proposed Strike

995 Friday 10th November 2023

The National Industrial Court of Nigeria (NICN) on Friday issued an order of interim injunction restraining members of organised labour, including the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC), the Trade Union Congress (TUC), and their affiliates from proceeding with the planned strike scheduled to commence on November 14.


The President of the court, Hon. Justice Benedict Kanyip, PhD granted the order on Friday while ruling on an ex-parte application brought by the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) on behalf of the Federal Government and argued by Tijani Gazali (SAN), Acting Director (Civil Appeals), Federal Ministry of Justice.


Justice Kanyip said the order shall subsist pending the determination of Motion on Notice for interlocutory injunctions filed by the Attorney General of the Federation .


The Hon. President said the court is empowered under sections Section 7(1) and 19(a) of the NICN Establishment Act, to hear such ex-parte application and grant such ex-parte order where a strike is threatened, but yet to be commenced, as in this case.