By Mazi Emeka
A National Industrial Court (NIC) in Abuja, on
Tuesday, ordered the Nigerian Labour Congress
and the Trade Union Congress to shelve its plan
of embarking on a nationwide strike on
While ruling on the case brought before it by the
federal government, Attorney General of the
Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar
Malami, through the the presiding Judge, Justice
Babatunde Adejumo, also ordered both the trade
unions and the government to desist from
embarking on any action pending the settlement
of the case.
Basing its argument on section 14 of the 1999
Constitution, the federal government had argued
that it was not in the best interest of the nation for
the trade union to shut down, noting that nothing
can compensate for the damages that will be
caused by the strike.
The order served on the NLC and TUC will expire
after seven days.