The National Industrial Court has stopped the Nigerian Labour Congress and the Trade Union Congress from embarking on strike to protest last week’s increase in fuel price by the federal Government. Justice Babatunde Adejumo gave the restraining order after the Attorney General of the Federation, Justice Adejumo, held: “The defendants are hereby restrained from carrying out the threat contained in their communique issued on May 14th pending the hearing and determination of the motion on notice filed on May 16.
And it is time to stock up on necessities. On Saturday May 14, the Nigerian Labour Congress issued a warning to the Federal Government to revert the pump price of fuel from 145 naira to the former 86.50 or face a nationwide strike. That ultimatum will elapse tomorrow, Wednesday May 18 2016. However, the National Association of Aircraft Pilots and Engineers (NAAPE) declared on Saturday that it would not be joining the NLC strike as it has resolved to stand firmly support of the federal government’s resolve to fully deregulate the downstream sector of the Nigerian oil and gas industry.