The National Industrial Court, NIC, sitting in Abuja has stopped the Nigerian Labour Congress, NLC, and the Trade
Union Congress, TUC, from embarking on a strike action tomorrow, Wednesday.
In a ruling on Tuesday, the NIC President, Justice Babatunde Adejumo, restrained the labour unions from going on strike over the fuel hike, pending the determination of a suit the federal government lodged before it.
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 approached the NIC, begging it to restrain the labour unions from “shutting down the nation” Malami, SAN, argued that no amount of damages could serve as compensation if the labour unions are allowed to shut down the economy.