The National Industrial Court, Abuja, has again granted an order of interim injunction, restraining the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), the Trade Union Congress (TUC), their affiliates, agents, and proxies from embarking on their planned strike on Sept. 28.
Justice Ibrahim Galadima on Friday in Abuja ruled that the labour unions should refrain from organising an industrial action of any nature, pending the hearing and determination of the motion of notice before the court.
The order was sequel to an ex-parte motion filed by the Federal Government and the Attorney General of the Federation through their counsel M. L. Shriu and Gazali Ashiri.
In his ruling, the judge said that after a careful perusal of the deposition contained in the affidavits, he found the application meritorious.
Besides, he ordered that the NLC and TUC be served with the motion on notice as well as other processes within seven days from Friday, Sept. 25.
It will be recalled that the same court on Sept. 24 granted a similar ex-parte application, filed by the Incorporated Trustees of Peace and Unity Ambassadors Association through their counsel, Sanusi Musa.