The National Industrial Court of Nigeria in Abuja on Thursday ordered the Federal Government and Organised Labour to submit a report of their negotiations on the disputes over the new minimum wage by January 30, 2019.
Justice Sanusi Kado had on November 2, 2018 adjourned the case till Thursday after issuing an ex parte order stopping the strike which the labour had planned to commence on November 6.
The strike was however averted after an agreement was reached on November 5 between Labour and the Federal Government with N30,000 recommended to President Muhammadu Buhari as the new minimum wage.
At the resumed hearing in the case on Thursday, the three defendants – the Nigeria Labour Congress, the Trade Union Congress and the Nigeria Governors’ Forum – were absent and were also not represented by any lawyer.
But the plaintiffs – the Federal Government and the Attorney-General of the Federation, Mr. Abubakar Malami – were represented by their legal team led by Mr Emmanuel Omonowa. Read more