The Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) has been temporarily barred from proceeding with its planned strike over the removal of fuel subsidies, following an order from the National Industrial Court.
Justice Olufunke Anuwe issued the ruling on Monday, restraining the NLC and its affiliates from embarking on the strike slated for June 7 until the hearing and determination of the main lawsuit.
The court’s decision came in response to an ex parte application submitted by the office of the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice.
The application sought to prevent the labor union from proceeding with the strike, citing the potential disruption it could cause to various sectors of the Nigerian economy.
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Justice Anuwe’s ruling not only temporarily stops the NLC’s planned strike but also mandates the service of the originating summons and motion on notice to be delivered to the NLC before the next adjourned date, set for June 19.
This ensures that the labor union receives proper notification and an opportunity to present its case before the court.
The NLC had previously announced the planned strike on Wednesday in protest against the removal of fuel subsidy.