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.