The National Industrial court of Nigeria, under Justice Ibrahim Galadima has granted an order of interim injunction that restrict the Nigeria Labour Congress and Trade Union Congress of Nigeria from embarking on Nationwide strike which was set to start on 28 of September 2020 over Hike of Petrol and Electricity Prices.
the order which was made by Justice Galadima sequel to an ex-parte application filed by the Incorporated Trustees of Peace and Unity Ambassadors Association through their counsel, Sunusi Musa, also granted an order that prohibit the unions and their affiliates from denying ordinary Nigerians the opportunity of accessing their offices and start up with their normal legitimate duties from 28 September 2020 or any other date.
The court also gave a compelling order to the Inspector General of Police and the Director-General Department of State Services to provide protection to Nigerian workers who may face intimidation and bullying from any agents or privies of the union while attempting to carry out their legitimate duties from the said date, pending the hearing and determination of the Motion on Notice.
The Nigeria Governors’have also concluded plans to stop the nationwide strike declared by the organised Labour with an emergency meeting with all the governor’s set to hold, and according to a statement issued by the Nigerian Governor’s Forum (NGF), Head of Media and Public Affairs, Mr Abdulrazaque Bekko-Barkindo, the emergency meeting was aimed at seeking “ways of settling the rift and finding a mutually agreed soft landing on amicable grounds.
“All governors are expected to attend the meeting as the matter is considered to be of urgent national importance, which needs to be quickly resolved in order not to worsen the already bad situation of Nigerians as caused by the coronavirus pandemic,” the DG of the Forum Mr Asishana Bayo Okauru said.