The court rooms of the Lagos State Judiciary were shut to adjudication of cases as workers stayed away to observe the nationwide strike called by the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) to press home their demand improved minimum wage.
As a result, lawyers and litigants who came to the courts were turned back at the gate by security guards keeping watch over the court premises.
The NLC and TUC are asking for N50,000 as against the present N18,000 as minimum wage for workers in the public and organized private sectors across the country.
The premises of the High Court of Lagos State, Ikeja was quiet like a grave yard on Thursday.
All the doors of the court rooms were chained and padlocked by workers to prevent proceedings from taking place. Read more