Fuel Subsidy: Falana Asks Court To Vacate Order Stopping Strike
Written by Olarotimi Oshin on June 10, 2023
A human rights lawyer, Femi Falana, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), has filed a motion asking the National Industrial Court to vacate the order stopping the planned industrial action over the fuel subsidy removal.
It could be recalled that Justice Olufunke Anuwe had on June 5 restrained the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and its affiliates not to embark on the strike due to its implications for the country.
But Falana is contending that the court lacks the jurisdiction to make the pronouncement stopping the planned strike in the ex parte application brought by the office of the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice.
He said the ex parte order is liable to be set aside because the reliefs sought offends “the lucid provisions of section 254C (1) (f) of the 1999 Constitution and section 7(6) of the National Industrial Court Act 2006.