Court Halts NLC’s ‘Occupy Imo’ Rally

In Owerri, Imo State, the National Industrial Court on Sunday barred organized labor from going on strike or taking other activities within the state.

In response to the state government’s claimed disregard for workers’ welfare, the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) had earlier on Sunday pledged to mobilize its members to Imo State on November 1.

In addressing the application submitted by Barr C. O. C. Akaolisa, the Imo State Commissioner for Justice and Attorney General, Justice N. C. S. Ogbuanya issued the order.

Included in the suit’s list of respondents were the NLC, the Trade Union Congress (TUC), and their Secretary-Generals.

The judge also ordered the unions to hold off on their scheduled occupation of the state until the next hearing date.

He warned against the disobedience of the order.

Ogbuanya said: “The order of interim injunction earlier granted against the defendants is hereby extended till the next adjourned date.

” Parties are hereby directed to be mindful of consequences of disobedience of extant court ordering the pending suit.”