Court Restrains Labour From Embarking On Strike Over Fuel Subsidy

The National Industrial Court in Abuja has restrained the Nigerian Labour Congress, NLC, Trade Union Congress, TUC, and their affiliates from embarking on a strike over the removal of fuel subsidy.

The labour unions had planned to commence the industrial action on Wednesday.

Justice O.Y. Anuwe on Monday granted the interim injunction in a motion ex-parte as prayed by the federal government after listening to its lawyers.

The court granted the prayers on the motion paper, stopping the strike from going ahead, and ordered the federal government to put the labour unions on notice of the substantive suit.

The judge ordered that the defendant/ Respondents be immediately served with the originating processes in the suit, the Motion on Notice, and the order of this court.

Subsequently, Justice Anuwe fixed the hearing of the Motion on Notice for June 19, 2023.

The Federal Government of Nigeria and The Honourable Attorney-General of the Federation & Minister of Justice are the plaintiffs in the suit. At the same time, Nigerian Labour Congress and Trade Union Congress are the respondents.

Wahab Akinlade

Akinlade I. WAHAB is a dedicated journalist and the proprietor of I-WAHAB Media. He embarked on his career at Murhi International TV (MiTV) and subsequently joined Radio Nigeria as a Judicial Correspondent.With a profound interest in legal reporting, he currently holds the positions of Chairman at the National Association of Judicial Correspondents (NAJUC), Ikeja Branch, and Chairman at the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Radio Nigeria Chapel.As the owner of I-WAHAB Media, he has successfully established Top Court News, a platform renowned for providing comprehensive coverage of court cases and legal developments, with the aim of promoting transparency within the judicial system.Akinlade's diligent work and unwavering commitment to ethical reporting have earned him immense respect within the Nigerian journalism community.

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