The Federal government has called on the labour unions to shelve their proposed strike and refrain from actions capable of undermining the subsisting court orders.
A press statement signed on Monday, which was made available to journalists by the Special Assistant on Communication & Publicity to the Attorney General of the Federation & Minister of Justice, Kamarudeen Ogundele, stated that any action of such will be tantamount to contempt of court.
The statement read in part: “We wish to remind the Nigeria Labour Congress and Trade Union Congress that there is a subsisting court order stopping the unions and their affiliates from embarking on the strike.
“The interim order was granted on November 10 by the President of the National Industrial Court of Nigeria, Justice B. B. Kanyip.
“The unions have been served the court order and, therefore, must surrender themselves to the authority of the court which is already seized with the facts of the case.
“We use this medium to urge the unions to respect the court order and adhere to the principle of the rule of law. There is no need to resort to self-help.
“We urge workers to report for duties and not to entertain any fear as their safety is guaranteed and will be protected within the ambit of law.”