National Industrial Court restrains Judicial Commission from investigating recent warning strike by Nigerian Labour Congress in Kaduna state

Written by on July 19, 2021

 The National Industrial Court in Abuja has restrained the Judicial Commission of Inquiry set up by the Kaduna State Government from investigating the recent warning strike by the Nigerian Labour Congress in the state.

Delivering a judgment, Justice Osatohanmwen Obaseki-Osaghae, of the National Industrial Court granted an order of court restraining the commission of inquiry from enquiring into, deliberating upon, investigating, procuring evidence, whether by compelling the attendance before it (by issuance of witness summon (es) or warrant (s) of arrest or howsoever members of the 1st claimant.

The NLC and its affiliate unions in Kaduna State had embarked on a five-day warning strike over the recent disengagement of civil servants by the state government until Nigeria’s government prevailed on both parties to sheathe their swords and sit for negotiation in Abuja.

El-Rufai, however, set up a seven-member Judicial Commission, headed by a judge, Ishaq Bello with 14 terms of reference, including determining the legality of the strike and any breach of the relevant laws on trade disputes and essential services.

The case has been adjourned to September 30, 2021 for the hearing of the motion for interlocutory injunction.

Anthony Samuel


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