The National Industrial 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.
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.