By Christiana Onuoha The National Industrial Court in Abuja has granted the Federal government an Interim restraining order stopping the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC) from embarking on the planned fuel subsidy removal nationwide strike slated on Wednesday.
The Federal Government and the Attorney-General of the Federation/Minister of Justice earlier on Monday 5 June, 2023, approached and prayed the Court to grant its application for a restraining on NLC, TUC and their affiliate unions and members from embarking on the planned industrial action.
Granting the Federal government’s restraining order application, Hon. Justice O.Y. Anuwe, said; “Having therefore considered the totality of this application, I make the following orders: The defendants/Respondents are hereby restrained from embarking on the planned industrial action or strike of any nature, pending the hearing and determination of the Motion on Notice dated 5th June, 2023.
“It is ordered that the defendants/Respondents be immediately served with the originating process in this suit, the motion on notice and the order of this court hereby made.
“The motion on notice is hereby fixed for hearing for 19th June 2023. Hearing notices to that effect shall be served on the Defendants/Respondents along with the other processes.”