Breaking News: Court stops NLC, TUC from embarking on strike

The National Industrial Court has asked the Nigeria Labour Congress to suspend its planned strike pending the determination of a suit filed by the Attorney general of the Federation challenging the move.
 
The Court has granted an interim order restraining the Nigeria Labor Congress and all its allies from embarking on any strike action. The Federal government this morning approached the
court asking the court to stop the proposed strike action by NLC.
 
 NLC had given the federal government till midnight today May 17th to revert to the old pump price or face total strike action slated for tomorrow Wednesday May 18th.
 
The order followed an ex-parte application that was filed by the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN.

He insisted that "great and irreparable damage" would be done against the nation and "ordinary and law abiding citizens", should the court refuse the ex-parte application.

President of the Industrial Court, Justice Babatunde Adeniran Ademjumo, granted the interim order of injunction restraining the Defendants/Respondents, their agents, privies, employees, workmen, or servants from embarking on industrial action, demonstrating or engaging in any action that may disrupt the economic activities of Nigeria pending the hearing and determination of the motion on notice.
 
The Federal Government was represented by the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN; Okoi Obono Obla, Special Assistant to the President on Prosecution, and Dayo Apata, Director of Civil Litigation at the Federal Ministry of Justice.

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