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Labour Must Respect Court Order – AGF

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By Garry Ochigbo

The Attorney General of the Federation, AGF, and Minister of Justice, Lateef Fagbemi says he wants to remind the Nigeria Labour Congress and Trade Union Congress that there is a subsisting court order stopping the unions and their affiliates from embarking on the strike.

This is contained in a statement by the Special Assistant on Communication and Publicity to the Attorney General of the Federation, Mr Kamarudeen Ogundele.

According to the statement, the interim order was granted on November 10 by the President of the National Industrial Court of Nigeria, Justice Benedict Kanyip.

It states that the unions have been served the court order and, therefore, must surrender themselves to the authority of the court.

The statement stresses that any action taken contrary to the order will be tantamount to contempt of court.

It however emphasizes the need for the unions to respect the court order and adhere to the principle of the rule of law as there is no need to resort to self-help.

The statement urges workers to report for duty and not to entertain any fear as their safety is guaranteed and will be protected within the ambit of law.


Written by: Kevin Nwabueze

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