National Industrial Court, NIC, sitting in Abuja has restrained Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna State from setting up a judicial commission of inquiry over the recent workers’ strike in the state led by Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC.
The Abuja Division of NIC gave the restraining order on Friday.
The court ordered, among others, that Governor el-Rufai and Kaduna State Government should stop action on the planned judicial commission of inquiry and other related matters, pending the determination of the case in September.
Recall that earlier this month, the Kaduna State Government had established a Judicial Commission of Inquiry into the NLC warning strike of 16th to 19th May 2021, and the actions and events associated with it.
This judge-led inquiry had 14 terms of reference, including the legality of the strike and any breach of the relevant laws on trade disputes and essential services.