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NLC protest: Nigerian govt drags union to court, files fresh charges

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The Federal Government has gone to court against the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, and the Trade Union Congress, TUC, for court contempt. It is alleging that Labour had defied an order restraining the duo from embarking on strike.

The “notice of consequences of disobedience to order of court”, titled “Form 48,” was entered in Abuja on Wednesday, before the National Industrial Court.

The applicants are the Federal Government and the Attorney General of the Federation, while the various leaders of the organised labour are listed as respondents.

“TAKE NOTICE that unless you obey the Direction contained in the Order of the National Industrial Court, Abuja, delivered by Honourable Justice Y. Anuwe on June 5th 2023, as per the attached Enrolled Order, you will be guilty of Contempt of Court and will be liable to be sentenced to prison.”

Recall that there was an earlier injunction forbidding Labour from protesting or embarking on strike.

But the organised Labour had earlier on Wednesday staged nationwide protest against what it termed “anti-people” policies by the Federal Government.

They, however, me President Bola Tinubu at the Presidential Villa for a meeting and are said to have suspended further action.

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