Despite NLC Strike, 8 Federal High Courts Sit

About 8 Federal High Courts in Abuja hold sitting on Wednesday despite the ongoing nationwide indefinite strike by the organised labour – The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC).

The strike followed alleged brutality meted on the National President of the NLC, Joe Ajero in Imo when he led a protest over poor handling of workers’ rights in the state.

NAN reports that court activities at the Federal High Court Complex went on smoothly without any hitches, adding that judges, lawyers and litigants were seen going about their own business without any hindrance.

Not less than 8 courts opened for routine business out of the 13 courts between the 1st floor to the 5th floor of the Federal High Court Complex.

The NLC said it will not suspend the strike until Federal Government brought to book those who brutalised Mr Ajero. The union also demand immediate redeployment of Imo State Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Mohammed Barde among other demands.

Meanwhile, CP Aboki Danjuma replaced the Barde as Commissioner of Police in charge of Imo.

The office of the Nation Security Adviser to the President, Nuhu Ribadu said suspects behind the brutality on the NLC president have been arrested. The NSA, however, did not divulge details about the arrested suspects.

He said investigation commenced, appealing to the labour leaders to suspend the strike.

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